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|Brief Description||Testimony of Motl Gejer.||Similar Items|
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|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|Author||Gejer Motel||Similar Items|
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Testimony of Motl Gejer. Written in Polish.
Motl Gejer was born on May 15, 1932 in Wlodawa, Poland, the son of Jur and Ester (nee Szuchmacher).
In September 1939 the Germans occupied the city, harrassed the Jews, looted their property and killed many. During two days the Germans locked them up without food in the synagogue, then they departed. Motl's family fled to the Lower Ukraine, where they lived in Rovno under difficult conditions. In 1940, the Jews were deported by train to a taiga region in the USSR. After a year they were deported again, this time to Bukhara in Central Asia.
In 1946 the family traveled to Poland and Motl joined a "children's kibbutz, with the objective of immigrating to Palestine with his parents.
Note: A "children's kibbutz" was a children's home belonging to one of the Zionist pioneering youth movements, operating along the communal lines of the kibbutz model in Israel. Close