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Oral history interview with Abe Resnick

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0292

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    Oral history interview with Abe Resnick


    Interview Summary
    Abe Resnick, born on February 27, 1924 in Lithuania, describes his family and his town’s Jewish community; his move to Kaunas to live with his grandparents to attend school; participating in the Jewish Boy Scouts in Kaunas; the Russian invasion of Lithuania in 1939; the German invasion and establishment of a ghetto; being forced to carry loads of sugar to a Gestapo storage place and being yelled at for taking some for himself; Austrian and Czechoslovakian Jews being transported into the Kaunas ghetto to enter its forced labor brigades in 1941; having little awareness as to what was happening to European Jews; the contact that the ghetto had with outside partisan and underground forces; escaping from the ghetto with four other people in 1944; separating from his group and joining a group of Russian partisans; his liberation by Russian troops and accompanying them back to the Kaunas ghetto, where he retrieved some lost photographs from the burnt remains of his house; taking a job with the Russian army as an interpreter in Lithuanian and Russian; helping the Russian troops liberate Sachsenhausen; escaping to the British zone of occupation, where he found someone to make him false papers that would get him to France, where he stayed for eight months; immigrating to Cuba on August 1, 1947; and settling in the United States.
    Abraham Resnick
    Randy M. Goldman
    interview:  1994 September 22
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Resnick, Abe, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Abe Resnick on September 22, 1994.
    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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