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Oral history interview with Iakov Ronen

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.129 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0129

Iakov Ronen (né Tybor Rosenberg), born in 1917 in a small town at the intersection of the Polish-Czech border; his family moving to Prešov, Slovakia at age five; being involved with the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement; life in the 1930s, including cultural trends, his Jewish experiences, and idealogical conflicts (the division between communism and fascism in his society and having to choose); his changing roles in the Hashomer Hatzair movement leadership; his activities, mostly supplying school programs, as youth movement activist, between the years 1939 and 1941; the persecution of Jews; escaping to Budapest, Hungary on a Danube boat and joining a penal unit in the Hungarian Army in 1942; escaping to Koszyce (Košice), Slovakia and Prešov; his activities in a youth movement; returning to Budapest, where his activities related to arranging illegal immigration and escapes for youth members; and immigrating to Palestine on March 6, 1944.

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Iakov Ronen
interview:  1993 February 21
9 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2023-11-16 08:15:07
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