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|Catalog No.||6344||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Two testimonies on the fate of the Jews of Prienai (Pren), Lithuania||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||20740ר"מ||Similar Items|
|Donor||Eilati Shalom||Similar Items|
|File name||שתי עדויות על גורלם של יהודי פרן, ליטא||Similar Items|
|Collection||Kaplan Israel||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|From Date||22/06/1941||Similar Items|
|Author||פלנבוים שלומוביץ'||Similar Items|
|Author||רודניק אליעזר||Similar Items|
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From the Israel Kaplan collection:
Two testimonies on the fate of the Jews of Prienai (Pren), Lithuania, in Kaplan's barely legible handwriting:
1) Riva Felenbojm - Slomovic: her testimony delivered in 1957, based on information she received from two Lithuanian non - Jews of Prienai.
Two pages, in Yiddish.*
2) Eliezer Rudnik: his testimony delivered in March 1954. Three pages, in Yiddish.
*When the Germans invaded Lithuania she was in Kovno (Kaunas); in July 1941 she entered the ghetto.
Some 1000 Jews were living in Prienai when the war broke out. Several days after the Germans entered Prienai, the young Jewish men were taken, ostensibly for forced labor, but they were executed. [On Aug. 14, 1941], Lithuanian policemen [Felenbojm - Slomovic notes the name of one of them] rounded up the Jews, [and put them in the synagogue, from which they] took them to a nearby barracks. Young women were raped. [On Aug. 26, 1941] the Jews were shot to death and buried in mass graves. None of them survived. After the massacre, the ground [ran with fluids] for three days. Judel Jonenzon, who paid a Lithuanian to hide him, was turned over and murdered. Other Jews who tried to hide were also turned in by Lithuanians. Close