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Oral history interview with Saul Manski

Oral History | Accession Number: 2017.365.1 | RG Number: RG-50.988.0001

Saul Manski, born in Lida, Poland (now Belarus) on April 18, 1928, describes his story of escape from the Nazis during the start of World War II with his older brother Samuil, sister Mira, and mother Riva; his father, Isaac, who was already in the United States when the war began; fleeing Lida with his family when the Soviets invaded eastern Poland in 1939; going to Eišiškės, Lithuania, where they stayed with relatives for most of the following year; receiving two Japanese transit visas from Diplomat Chiune Sugihara in Kaunas, Lithuania on August 9, 1940; traveling east across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway; taking a boat to Japan from Vladivostok, Russia; the fate of their family members in Lithuania; arriving in Japan on February 24, 1941; living in Kobe, Japan until early May 1941, when they boarded a boat for the US; arriving in Seattle, WA on May 18, 1941; and reuniting with his father in Boston, MA a month later.

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Saul Manski
Shira Singer
interview:  2012 July 28
creation: Lake Worth (Fla.)
1 digital file : MP4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David Manski
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:38:26
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