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Oral history interview with Borys Kusne

Oral History | Accession Number: 1990.481.16 | RG Number: RG-50.062.0016

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

Borys Kusne, born in Vilna (Vilnius), Lithuania on August 17, 1918, describes growing up in a middle class Jewish family; the antisemitism in Vilnius; being the only Jew at his college in 1938; being inducted into the Polish army in 1939; how both the Russians and Germans were taking Polish prisoners of war; walking back home; the Nazi invasion in 1941; the new rules established for Jews; working at the railroad then moving to the ghetto and working in a hospital; being in the ghetto until 1942, when he was deported to Estonia to a liquidation camp; never seeing his mother again; conditions in the camp; and marching all night and leaving the group for the forest.

Interviewee
Borys Kusne
Interviewer
Judy Weightman
Date
1988 February 26  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Hawaii Holocaust Project
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:44:09
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