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Oral history interview with Jacob Y. Raykin

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.214.14 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0014

Jacob Yasha Raykin, born August 5, 1922 in Wilno, Poland (currently Vilnius, Lithuania), discusses his childhood and education; experiencing antisemitism; the beginning of the war and living in the ghetto; being taken for execution at Ponary, but escaping and returning to the ghetto; life in an Estonian camp; being sponsored by the Australian Jewish Welfare Society to emigrate after the war; his immigration to Australia in 1950; his life and work in Australia; returning to Germany in 1965 to be a witness in a trial of an SS man named Krutt; visiting Israel in 1973; and his involvement in the Jewish community.


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Interviewee
Raykin, Jacob Yasha
Interviewer
Caplan, Ms. Sophie
Date
interview:  1980 December 15
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan