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Country: Israel
  1. "Jewish Street Song": Poem written by Jakow Opaczynski, born in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, 1920

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    "Jewish Street Song": Poem written by Jakow Opaczynski, born in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, 1920 Return of a Jewish soldier who fought bravely against the Nazis to an empty city which has been destroyed; life in the Jewish street before the war including preparations for the Sabbath, debates between Revisionists and Zionists and relations between Jews and non-Jews; outbreak of the war; life in the ghetto including hunger, cold, mortality, abuse, beatings, arrest and murder of Jews; transporting of Jews by the Gestapo; destruction of the Jewish street; atmosphere of silence in the cemetery...

  2. Testimony of Yitzchak Wernik regarding his experiences in Lomza, Zambrow and Auschwitz

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Yitzchak Wernik regarding his experiences in Lomza, Zambrow and Auschwitz Shelling of Lomza by the Germans, 01 September 1939; deaths of Jews and Poles as a result of the shelling; occupation of Lomza by the German Army, 25 June 1941; attitude of the local population towards the Jews; life in Lomza including abusive acts and murder of the Jews; yellow badge, 04 July 1941; deportation of Jews to Zambrow by the Gestapo; murder of the Jews in Zambrow; establishment of the ghetto, July 1941; appointment of a Judenrat; establishment of a Jewish police; forced labor; deportation of t...

  3. Testimony of Eliezer regarding his experiences in the Grodno Ghetto

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Eliezer regarding his experiences in the Grodno Ghetto "Action" in the Grodno Ghetto, 13-16 February 1943; arrangement of hiding places in the ghetto; description of the hiding place; concentration of approximately 400 women in the Great Synagogue, 12 December 1943; participation of the Jewish police in the "Action" under the command of Kurt Wiese and Otto Streblow, the Gestapo men; attempt of the women to escape en route to the synagogue; murder of the women by shooting; surrounding of the Judenrat courtyard by the Schupo (German police); transfer of the Judenrat members to th...

  4. Testimony of Fania Lipinska, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1921, regarding her experiences in Bialystok and in camps

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Fania Lipinska, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1921, regarding her experiences in Bialystok and in camps Occupation of Bialystok by the German Army, 27 June 1941; life under the German occupation including anti-Jewish legislation, riots against the Jews, levying of a forced contribution, forced labor; yellow badge and abuse of Jews; arrest of members of the intelligentsia, 02 July, 1941; the fate of the people who were arrested is unknown; arrest of 4,000 men (Subbotniks?); appointment of a Judenrat; appointment of Barash as Judenrat chairman; establishment of the Jewish police und...

  5. Testimony of Elke Fomin, born in Grodno, Poland, 1926, regarding her experiences in the Grodno Ghetto, Kielbasin, the Bialystok Ghetto, Stutthof, Auschwitz and other places

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Elke Fomin, born in Grodno, Poland, 1926, regarding her experiences in the Grodno Ghetto, Kielbasin, the Bialystok Ghetto, Stutthof, Auschwitz and other places Deportation to the Grodno Ghetto; ghetto life including anti-Jewish legislation, yellow badge, forced labor, abuse and murder of Jews; deportation to the Kielbasin camp, October 1942; camp life including hunger and murder of Jews; "Aktion" under the command of Fritz Friedel; deportation with the family [no destination given], 20 January 1943; escape from the train; transfer to the Bialystok Ghetto, 21 January 1943; "Akti...

  6. Testimony of Ida Lewitanska, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1916, regarding her experiences in the Bialystok Ghetto

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Ida Lewitanska, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1916, regarding her experiences in the Bialystok Ghetto Occupation of Bialystok by the German Army, 27 June 1941; life under the German occupation including shooting in the streets and murder of Jews; concentration of Jews in the synagogue; burning of the synagogue including the Jews inside the building; opening of an escape window in the synagogue by a Pole; escape of Jews from the burning synagogue through the escape window; deportation of professionally skilled workers to forced labor; murder of Jews; levying of a forced contributio...

  7. Joint testimony of A. Rozenberg, born in Bialystok, Poland, and Abrasza Gerszuni, born in Bialystok, Poland, regarding Zelig Iglewicz, born in Szczuczyn, Poland, a member of the Revolt and Resistance movement in the Bialystok Ghetto

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground
    • IGLEWICZ ZELIG

    Joint testimony of A. Rozenberg, born in Bialystok, Poland, and Abrasza Gerszuni, born in Bialystok, Poland, regarding Zelig Iglewicz, born in Szczuczyn, Poland, a member of the Revolt and Resistance movement in the Bialystok Ghetto Assistance activities for Soviet POWs found in the area of the Polish Army 10th regiment near Bialystok; rescue activities and assistance to POWs carried out as part of the activities of an underground cell comprised of four underground members (Judyta, the Comsomol organization); arrest of Iglewicz by the Germans, torture; release; Iglewicz was wanted by the Ge...

  8. Testimony of Simcha Bursztejn, born in Kleszczele, Poland, 1914, regarding his experiences in Bryansk and in forests

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Simcha Bursztejn, born in Kleszczele, Poland, 1914, regarding his experiences in Bryansk and in forests Occupation of Bryansk by the German Army, 24 June 1941; life in Bryansk including decrees, abusive acts and murder of Jews; desecration of the memorial for Lenin put up in Bryansk, 1940; anti-Jewish decrees imposed on the Jews by the Polish mayor, Dr. Danbrausky and the police chief, Pietshak; displays of antisemitism against the Jews; forced labor paving roads and digging trenches; murder of Moshe Klimentausky, the Jew, for possessing a radio; establishment of the Bryansk Gh...

  9. Testimony of Simcha Bursztejn, born in Kleszczele, Poland, 1914, regarding his experiences in Drohiczyn

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Simcha Bursztejn, born in Kleszczele, Poland, 1914, regarding his experiences in Drohiczyn Occupation of Drohiczyn by the German Army, 22 June 1942; murder of 31 Jewish men; life under the German occupation including anti-Jewish legislation, forced labor and yellow badge; appointment of Szwab, the teacher, as mayor; establishment of the Drohiczyn Ghetto, April 1942; smuggling of food items into the ghetto; "Aktion" conducted by the Gestapo, 02 November 1942; murder of Jews; escape of Jews from the ghetto; deportation of the Jews to the Semiatycze Ghetto; deportation of the Jews...

  10. Testimony of Vorsh regarding the experiences of the Jews in Narwa, Bialowieze, the Bielsk Podlaski Ghetto and Bialystok

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Vorsh regarding the experiences of the Jews in Narwa, Bialowieze, the Bielsk Podlaski Ghetto and Bialystok Occupation of Narwa by the German Army, 1941; deportation of the Jews of Zabludow to Narwa; levying of a forced contribution in Bialowieze by the Gestapo; deportation of the [unemployed?] Jews to Pruzana; murder of Jews; deportation of the rest of the Jews to the Bielsk Podlaski Ghetto, 01 October 1942; transfer of the Jews to Bialystok; escape.

  11. "The Destruction of Bialystok": Report by Zipora Kaplan regarding the fate of Jews in the Bialystok Ghetto

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    "The Destruction of Bialystok": Report by Zipora Kaplan regarding the fate of Jews in the Bialystok Ghetto Deportation of Jews from the Bialystok area to Treblinka, November 1942; murder of the Jews in Treblinka; escape of Jews from villages in the area to the Bialystok Ghetto; transfer of the civilian government in the ghetto to the Gestapo; sealing of the ghetto; prevention of Jews from leaving the ghetto to go to work outside the ghetto, February 1943; "Aktion" conducted by the Gestapo, Kripo and Schupo, 05 February 1943; refusal of Jewish policemen to cooperate with the Germans; murder ...

  12. Testimony of Szlomo Bursztejn regarding his experiences in the Kleszczele Ghetto

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Szlomo Bursztejn regarding his experiences in the Kleszczele Ghetto Life in the Kleszczele Ghetto; "Aktion" conducted by the Gestapo, 01 November 1942; planning of escape from the ghetto by Jews; arguments against escape; escape with other Jews; survival of four people.

  13. Testimony of Jan Dolinski, the Pole, regarding the fate of the Jews of Goniadz

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Jan Dolinski, the Pole, regarding the fate of the Jews of Goniadz "Aktion" in Goniadz, June 1941; murder of 116 Jews by Gestapo men and members of the gendarmerie; pointing out the site of the mass graves; deportation of the Jews of Goniadz to Grajewo, 01 November 1942; protocol of a deliberation in a Bialystok court including an admission by Dolinski, the mayor of Goniadz, regarding the fact that there were no camps in Goniadz, 29 September 1945.

  14. Survey regarding the Bialystok Ghetto including events during the "Aktion",15 January-17 February 1943

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Survey regarding the Bialystok Ghetto including events during the "Aktion",15 January-17 February 1943 Sealing of the boundaries of the city, November 1942; deportation of Jews to concentration camps; transfer of Jews from concentration camps to Treblinka; execution of Jews in Treblinka; reduction of the boundaries of the Bialystok Ghetto without affecting the Jews; "Aktion" under the command of the Gestapo officer, Fritz Friedel, 05 February 1943; Jews in hiding throughout the "Aktion"; refusal of the Jewish police to participate in carrying out the "Aktion"; killing of a German by members...

  15. "16 Days in Hiding": Report by an unknown author regarding his experiences in hiding in Grodno

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    "16 Days in Hiding": Report by an unknown author regarding his experiences in hiding in Grodno Liquidation of the Grodno Ghetto under the command of Kurt Wiese and Erich Schott, the Gestapo men, February-12 March 1943; life in hiding including a detailed description of the hiding place; collaboration of the Polish and Belorussian police with the Germans in discovering hiding places of Jews; capture of the Jews in hiding; escape of the author; the author's transfer to Bialystok.

  16. Letter sent by Alter Trus, Chairman of the Organization of Former Residents of the Briansk Community in Bialystok to the regional Jewish Historical Committee in Bialystok regarding collaboration with the Gestapo by Janusz and Koszak from Briansk

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Letter sent by Alter Trus, Chairman of the Organization of Former Residents of the Briansk Community in Bialystok to the regional Jewish Historical Committee in Bialystok regarding collaboration with the Gestapo by Janusz and Koszak from Briansk Collaboration with the Gestapo by Janusz and Koszak including capturing Jews and Soviets in hiding in the village; criminal acts of Janusz and Koszak; names of Jews murdered by Janusz and Koszak; names of Jews turned over to the Gestapo by Janusz and Koszak; death sentence imposed on Janusz and Koszak by the partisan brigade in the Briansk area, 194...

  17. Testimony of Dora Rubina, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1915, regarding her experiences in Bialystok, the Vilna Ghetto, Kozlowa Ruda, Stutthof and other places

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Dora Rubina, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1915, regarding her experiences in Bialystok, the Vilna Ghetto, Kozlowa Ruda, Stutthof and other places Life in Warsaw, 1939; escape with three actors to Bialystok; escape to Vilna; establishment of the "Remikat" (?)acting troupe in Vilna; names of the actors in the troupe; establishment of a theater in Vilna during the Soviet occupation; names of the theater actors; names of the performances presented in the theater; occupation of Vilna by the German Army, 24 June 1941; escape of the actors from Vilna; establishment of the Vilna Ghetto, ...

  18. Testimony of Mala Polonska, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1923, regarding her experiences in the Bialystok Ghetto, Wolkowysk, Warsaw, Germany and other places

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Mala Polonska, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1923, regarding her experiences in the Bialystok Ghetto, Wolkowysk, Warsaw, Germany and other places Escape from the Bialystok Ghetto to Wolkowysk, 1943; arrest of members of the Wolkowysk community; murder of the members of the Wolkowysk community who were arrested; "Aktion" on Yom Kippur by the Gestapo in Wolkowysk, 09 October 1943; escape to Warsaw by using a Soviet identity card; arrest; transfer to prison; meeting with Jewish inmates in the prison; prison life including morbidity; murder of 182 Jews in Nowosiolek, 15 April 1942; de...

  19. Reports written about the Vilna Ghetto and the Bialystok Ghetto, 1943

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Reports written about the Vilna Ghetto and the Bialystok Ghetto, 1943 1. Excerpt from a report written by the Bialystok Judenrat for the Gestapo regarding the employment of Jews in the ghetto, 02 April 1943, and evacuation, February 1943; Note: One page; the excerpt is a copy of the original material dug up from deep in the ground and taken out of the ghetto. 2. Report written, apparently by Hermann Adler in Budapest, Hungary (after he escaped from Warsaw, Poland), regarding Mordechaj Tenenbaum, the Hechalutz movement, and activities of Anton Schmidt in the Vilna Ghetto, November 1943. Note...

  20. Testimony of Meir Markewitz, born in Lomza, Poland, 1934, regarding his experiences in Trzcianne, Bogusze and in hiding

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Meir Markewitz, born in Lomza, Poland, 1934, regarding his experiences in Trzcianne, Bogusze and in hiding Occupation of Trzcianne by the German Army, 26 June 1941; "Aktion"; murder of Jews by the Gestapo; burial of those murdered in a mass grave; forced labor; deportation of the Jews to the Bogusze camp; life in Bogusze for three months; transfer to Treblinka; murder of Jews in gas chambers in Treblinka; escape with his family; life being hidden by a farmer, including morbidity; liberation by the Red Army, 12 August 1944.