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Oral history interview with Avraham Tory

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0234

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    Oral history interview with Avraham Tory


    Interview Summary
    Avraham Tory, born on December 10, 1909 in Lazdijai, Lithuania, describes his family; attending the First Zionist World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland; returning to Lithuania in 1939; the Soviet occupation of Lithuania and being arrested because he was a member of the Zionist Central Committee in Lithuania; being forced into the Kaunas ghetto in 1941 and witnessing the murder of thousands of Jewish people by Lithuanian partisans and Germans; working in the Jewish community of the Kaunas ghetto and becoming part of the Zionist underground leadership; serving as the Secretary of the Jewish Committee In May 1942 and helping to contact partisan groups in the forests of Vilnius, Lithuania; escaping from the ghetto in February 1944 and hiding in a farm with the help of a priest; his liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Kaunas and discovering that his wife, Pnina, had hidden his diary in the ghetto before she had left Kaunas; immigrating to Palestine after the war; and publishing “Surviving the Holocaust.”
    Avraham Tory
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1991 September 27
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. See Avraham Tory's donor file for details

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Tory, Avraham.
    Meeting Name
    Zionist Congress.

    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Avraham Tory on September 27, 1991. This interview is one of 51 oral histories included in the Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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