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Oral history interview with Israel Ipson

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0357

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    Oral history interview with Israel Ipson


    Interview Summary
    Israel Ipson, born on March 15, 1911 in Kaunas, Lithuania, describes his education and childhood; the German invasion of Lithuania on June 22, 1941; the close-in of the Kaunas ghetto on August 15, 1941; the selections that began in September 1941 and saving his sister from one of them; telling the Gestapo that he was an automobile mechanic, which saved his life because it opened up many work opportunities under the Germans; working as a mechanic; going into hiding after the children’s selection; hiding in a farmer’s basement with his wife and son; the death of his mother and sister in a ghetto house fire; hiding underground at another farm and then with various friends and acquaintances until his liberation by the Russians in 1944; going to Moscow, Russia and then Munich, Germany after the war; and immigrating to the United States in 1947.
    Israel Ipson
    Randy M. Goldman
    interview:  1995 December 03

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Ipson, Israel, 1911-

    Administrative Notes

    Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Israel Ipson on December 3, 1995.
    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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