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Oral history interview with David Gineo and Menashe Hauser

Oral History | Accession Number: 1991.264.13 | RG Number: RG-50.234.0013

Lt. Colonel David Gineo discusses fighting for the British under the flag of the Jewish brigade; the emblem of Jewish Palestine which brigade members always wore; the brigade’s patches containing the words “chayal” (soldier) and “Chatevvah yehodet lohemet” (Jewish Brigade Group); the October 1944 act passed by the British government establishing the Jewish Brigade; how Captain Menashe Hauser brought the Jewish Brigade flag to the United States from Israel; and his intent to show that many Jews who could, fought back against the Nazis and their collaborators, in contrast to the popular view that most Jews “went to the slaughterhouse” without resistance.
Captain Menashe Hauser discusses his pride for the Jewish Brigade flag; his surprise that people would be interested in the Jewish Brigade; his view that the example of the Jewish Brigade can be used to teach all people what it means to be a Jew; and his hope for the future.

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Menashe Hauser
David Gineo
Margarita Gopstein
interview:  1981 October
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:35:52
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