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Oral history interview with Joel Elkes and Avraham Tory

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0315

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    Oral history interview with Joel Elkes and Avraham Tory

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Avraham Tory and Joel Elkes describe growing up together in Kaunas, Lithuania; Joel’s father’s work as a successful physician; Avraham’s attendance to the World Zionist Conference of 1939 in Basel; Tory’s move to England in the 1930s and last seeing his father when he visited him in 1938; Joel’s father’s election as the leader of the Kaunas Jewish community and his work trying to save people; and the horrible experiences that each man experienced during the war.
    Interviewee
    Avraham Tory
    Dr. Joel Elkes
    Interviewer
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    Date
    interview:  1991 September 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview cannot be used for sale in the Museum Shop. Interview cannot be used by a third party for creation of a work for commercial purposes. Any use of the interview must include Avraham Tory's name.

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Joel Elkes and Avraham Tory on September 26, 1991.
    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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    2023-11-16 08:02:02
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