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Oral history interview with Eli Dortort

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2005.295 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0167

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    Oral history interview with Eli Dortort


    Interview Summary
    Eli Dortort (né Klemfner), born on August 30, 1920 in Zdachov, Galicia, Poland, describes his family and childhood; escaping his hometown a few hours before the Germans invaded; traveling with some Russian soldiers to Kiev, Ukraine and then to Starobielsk (Starobil's'k), Ukraine, where he volunteered for the Polish Army; his unit being sent to Israel, where he deserted and worked in a kibbutz; staying in the kibbutz for a year before he joined the British Army and was sent to Italy; later being stationed in Teheran, Iran and Egypt; returning to Israel after the war and fighting in the War of Independence; staying in Israel until the late 1950s, when he immigrated to the United States; and settling in New York City, where he met his wife and had a daughter.
    Eli Dortort
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2005 August 03

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Dortort, Eli, 1920-
    Corporate Name
    Great Britain. Army

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Eli Dortort on August 3, 2005. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives Branch in August 2005.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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