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Oral history interview with Arieh Pinchuk, Dan Hiram, and Daniel Dagen

Oral History | Accession Number: 1991.264.22 | RG Number: RG-50.234.0022

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

Lieutenant Colonel Arieh Pinchuk, Colonel Dan Hiram, and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Dagen describe their experiences as Palestinians in the Jewish Brigade; the formation of the Jewish Brigade in 1943; their desires to be recognized as Jews and not as British soldiers; working in the refugee camps after the war, where they provided Hebrew and Jewish community education before sending them to Israel; helping the refugees find family and providing them with food and clothing; their experiences with British officers; encounters with American officers; crossing most of Southern France; the responses of the Germans when they captured them; how the Germans claimed ignorance to the atrocities happening under the Nazi regime; how Hiram was a refugee and was proud to return to Europe with the Jewish Brigade; how Pinchuk was a refugee from Poland; and the importance of the Jewish Brigade.

Interviewee
Daniel Dagen
Dan Hiram
Date
1981 October  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:46:04
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