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Oral history interview with Chanoch Davidovich Ginzburg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.23 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0023

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Chanoch Davidovich Ginzburg, born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1915, to a very religious family and grew up in the largely Jewish town of Sentyany, Lithuania, which had a rich cultural life, including many schools, clubs, and political parties; studying medicine and returning to Sentyany after receiving his degree; working in a rayon (district) hospital; going to Kaunas, Lithuania in late June 1941 and the war began on his way there; how no real ghetto existed in Sentyany and Jews still lived in their own houses; a series of roundups in Sentyany; all the Jews being marched to the nearby town of Novo-Sentyany and herded into barracks; how it was fairly easy to enter and leave the ghetto; spending several months in the ghetto in Vizy, Lithuania, where he treated typhus patients; deciding in the fall 1942 that he had to leave the Novo-Sentyany ghetto and join the partisans; separating from one unit when attacked by the Germans and joining another unit; going through German lines near Velikye Luki, Russia; continuing east through Russia; being liberated in November 1943 by Soviet troops and subsequently falling ill with typhus; and his post-war career.

Interviewee
Chanoch D. Ginzburg
Date
1995 August 07  (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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