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Oral history interview with Abraham Asner

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0005

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    Oral history interview with Abraham Asner


    Interview Summary
    Abraham Asner, born in Nacha, Belarus in 1916, describes the beginning of the war; fleeing with his brothers to Alovė, Lithuania; going to Varėna, Lithuania; going to Eišiškės, Lithuania, where there was a Judenrat (Jewish council); returning to Nacha; being sent with his brothers to the Radun ghetto as part of a labor force; surviving the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942 with his brothers; being in Stayes in 1943; joining a partisan organization based in the nearby forest, Natsher Pustshe; their partisan activities and missions, including sabotaging railroad tracks; meeting his wife during a mission to Mijantsi; going to the Naliboki Forest; going close to a place on the Neman River and hear about the Bielski group; the death of his youngest brother; being liberated in 1945; living in Poland then in Berlin, Germany after the war; and immigrating to Canada with his wife.
    Abraham Asner
    Sheri Weisberg
    interview:  1982 October 10

    Physical Details

    3 sound cassettes : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Asner, Abraham, 1916-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The University of Michigan, Dearborn conducted the interview with Abraham Asner on October 10, 1982. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes in November 1992.
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