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Oral history interview with Rina Nezer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1994.A.0051.11 | RG Number: RG-50.308.0011

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

Rina Nezer, born in Kraków, Poland, describes moving to Israel in April 1939; her close friend Gusta Dawidson-Draenger (nome de guerra Justyna), whom she met in 1930 when Gusta was 13 years old; Gusta’s membership in the Bnot Yaacov youth movement; the Jewish youth in Kraków, which was divided into two groups, the secular youth and the religious youth; choosing a high school in Kraków; attending the School of Language and Education with Gusta; being a guide in the Akiba movement and inviting Gusta to join; Gusta’s decision to leave Bnot Yaacov and join Akiba; Gusta joining the editorial team (along with Shimshon Draenger) of their youth journal, Tze'irim (which means young in Hebrew); finishing high school and leaving Kraków, while Gusta remained an active member of Akiba; Shimshon joining the Akiba movement when he was 13 years old and doing all the drawing of the Tze'irim journal; her thoughts on Dolek (Aharon Liebeskind), who was an active member of Akiba; her brother, who was six years younger than her and a member of Vushka’s group in Akiba; her mother and sister being sent to Belzec, after which her brother became an active member of the underground group; and learning of her brother’s death through Gusta’s diary (Justyna's Narrative).

Interviewee
Rina Nezer
Date
1987 October 20  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, United States Holocaust Memorial Council
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