|Catalog No.||28052||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Collection of Yehoshua Olek Hass: memoir, documents||Similar Items|
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|Donor||Hass Yehoshua||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|Period||Before World War II||Similar Items|
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Collection of Yehoshua Olek Hass:
Hass was born in Jaroslaw in 1923. Upon the outbreak of the war he fled with his mother and sisters eastward to Lvov which was at that time under Soviet control. After the Germans entered the city and following information transmitted to him by a friend, Hass decided to find an assumed identity. He traveled to Krakow using the name Aleksander Hawlicki, a Polish Christian, and from there continued to Wieliczka and Tarnow. In the latter he encountered his younger sister Ada who had succeeded in evading a roundup "Aktion" in Lvov in which their mother was taken away to an extermination camp. Then Ada went her own way and all traces of her were lost. Hass went to live on a farm and joined the Polish underground Armia Krajowa, was sent to an officers' training course, and set up a transmitter station that maintained contact with the Polish government - in - exile in London. After the liberation, upon learning that his mother and sister did not survive, he joined a Zionist youth group and was counselor to a group of orphaned children called "La-Matterah" (Hebrew: to the goal). They boarded the unauthorized immigration ship "Moledet" [sailing from Italy in late March 1947] but were apprehended by the British and along with the other would-be immigrants, were banished to detention camps on Cyprus where they remained until their immigration to Mandate Palestine in November 1947.
Among the contents of the file:
- Confirmation that Olek Hass was a member of the Armia Krajowa; original.
- File of his biographical information in the Armia Krajowa including rank, positions, etc.
- Authorization of Jaroslaw gymnasia studies, signed by the principal, 1945; original
- His testimony, recorded on DVD. Close