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Oral history interview with Abba Naor

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1746 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1746

Abba Naor (né Nauchovitz), born in 1928, discusses his childhood in Kaunas, Lithuania; his deportation with his family to Germany during the war years; the subsequent deportations of his father to Munich, his mother and brother to Auschwitz, and his own deportation to Stutthof; the death march he endured in April 1945; the starvation he experienced; his liberation by members of the French resistance; witnessing American soldiers taking German soldiers as prisoners; his experiences in a displaced persons camp in Munich, Germany; his reunion with his father; learning from an uncle that their family members had perished; their travels through Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Austria, until they reached Salzburg, Austria, where they stayed on a kibbutz run by a Jewish agency; joining the Haganah; boarding a fishing boat in Marseilles, France in October 1946 bound for Palestine; being refused entry by British authorities and being sent to Cyprus; the military training he received; his eventual immigration to Palestine; his marriage and family; and his life in San Francisco, CA.


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Interviewee
Abba Naor
Date
interview: 
Language
English
Extent
2 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties