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Oral history interview with Isaac Gendelman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.14 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0014

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    Oral history interview with Isaac Gendelman


    Interview Summary
    Isaac Gendleman, born November 17, 1925, describes his life growing up in Rokitno, Poland (Rokytne, Ukraine) in the 1930s; being the only member of his family of seven to survive the Holocaust; his upbringing and life, which involved strict religious practices in a town where much antisemitism existed; the Russian occupation of his town and the improvement of life under Russian control; the scarcity of food in the ghetto; being rounded up by the Nazis for deportation but escaping into the forest; living in the forest for nearly two years, eating potatoes mostly and moving frequently to avoid capture; living in the Bindermichl displaced persons camp in Linz, Austria for three years; immigrating to the United States and settling in Washington, DC, where he lived with an aunt; marrying and having a family; and remaining in contact with a friend who was with him in the forest.
    Isaac Gendelman
    Larry Papier
    interview:  1992 March 22
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry Papier

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Videotaped interviews must not be used in commercial stores for profit.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gendelman, Isaac, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    The interview with Isaac Gendelman was produced by Larry Papier as part of a project to interview Holocaust survivors in the Washington, D.C. area. This volunteer project was conducted with support and technical advice from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview in 1992.
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