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Oral history interview with Borys Kusne

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

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    Oral history interview with Borys Kusne

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    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
    interview:  1988 February 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Hawaii Holocaust Project

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    2 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kusne, Borys, 1918-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Judy Weightman, of the Hawaii Holocaust Project, conducted the interview with Borys Kusne on February 26, 1988 as part of a project to interview Holocaust survivors and concentration camp liberators currently living in Hawaii. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in March 1990.
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    2023-11-16 08:10:13
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