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Oral history interview with Eliahu Yakira and Irena Yakira

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.57 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0057

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Eliahu and Irena Yakira describe Irena’s work as a nurse in a hospital in Poland during the war; their decision to hide Jews; Eliahu’s work as the head of the hospital where Irena worked and the quota of Jewish doctors he was allowed to have in the hospital; hearing that all of the Jewish specialists were going to be killed; the murder of a Jewish family in hiding; meeting and getting married during the war and how Irena didn’t know Eliahu was Jewish at first; and emigrating from Poland at the end of 1945.

Interviewee
Eliahu Yakira
Irena Yakira
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1987 July 01  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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