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Oral history interview with Jack Ahrens

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0311

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Jack Ahrens, born on July 26, 1921 in Lida, Belarus, describes his family and childhood; going to school in Lwów, Poland (L'viv, Ukraine) from fall 1940 until May 1941; the Russian and German invasions and being increasingly persecuted; moving into the Lwów ghetto in late 1941; the increasing number of round-ups that had taken away 130,000 Jews by 1943; hiding in the ghetto with his mother until they were liberated by the Soviets on July 26, 1944; going to a displaced persons camp in Italy after the war; and immigrating to the United States after the war.

Interviewee
Jack Ahrens
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 May 11  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:13:23
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