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Oral history interview with Girsh Mendelevich Kantor

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.1 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0001

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Girsh Mendelevich Kantor, born on August 22, 1914 in Minsk, Belarus, describes life in Minsk during the Polish occupation in the 1920s; his family and his life in Minsk as an engineer in a shoe factory; the German bombing of Minsk in June 1941; the establishment of the Minsk ghetto; moving to a labor camp in Minsk; being taken to Zastonetskiy camp, where he made clothing; being sent to Shirokovskiy slave labor camp and his successful escape; his liberation and interrogation by Soviet forces; his return to Minsk; and his life after the war.

Interviewee
Girsh M. Kantor
Date
1995 July 31  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
Interviews conducted in association with the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University and with the participation of Beit Lohamei Haghetaot in Israel.
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