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Oral history interview with Rivka Liebeskind

Oral History | Accession Number: 1994.A.0051.3 | RG Number: RG-50.308.0003

Rivka Liebskind (née Shpiner, born in Rzeszów, Poland) shows pictures in a picture album. She begins with a group picture of her peers in front of what used to be a Jewish hospital in Kraków, Poland. They were members of an underground resistance movement in the Kraków ghetto, founded by members of the “Akiva” youth group, a Zionist organization before the war. This is followed by a photograph of a female member of the resistance (her cousin, Gola Mire), and a picture of Rivka’s passport. Then we see a photograph of Rivka accepting a prize on behalf of her husband, Aharon (“Dolek”) Liebskind who led the Kraków Jewish ghetto resistance alongside Shishon “Symek” Draenger and Laban (Avraham Leibovich). The remaining photos are of herself and Aharon, and the camera focuses several times on the number tattooed on her arm. The final picture, a group picture, is featured in a published album with Yiddish captions. It is, presumably, an “Akiva” picture, or perhaps the first picture she discusses in the interview (it is not shown as she is discussing it) of the resistance group in front of the hospital.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Rivka Liebeskind
Poldek Wasserman
interview:  1987 October
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:47:33
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