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|Catalog No.||6345||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Josef Gertner: testimony about the Jews of Skirsnemune and Jews in subterranean hideouts in the vicinity of Stakiai||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||20741ר"מ||Similar Items|
|Donor||Eilati Shalom||Similar Items|
|File name||גרטנר יוסף: עדות על יהודי סקירסנמונה ועל יהודים שהסתתרו במחפורות באזור סטקי||Similar Items|
|Collection||Kaplan Israel||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|From Date||22/06/1941||Similar Items|
|Author||גרטנר יוסף||Similar Items|
|Date of event||01/06/1955||Similar Items|
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From the Israel Kaplan collection:
Josef Gertner: his testimony about the fate of the Jews of Skirsnemune, Lithuania, a locale near Jubarkas, and the fate of his brother Berl, a resident of that town, who hid with two other Jews in a dugout ("ziemlanka") in the area of Stakiai.
Testimony delivered on June 1, 1955. Three pages, handwritten, in Hebrew.
Berl Gertner and his family succeeded in evading the slaughter of his Jewish townsfellows by the Lithuanians, and found shelter with a peasant. They fled there too and wandered until they joined a group of Jews from the Kovno (Kaunas) ghetto. Together they made for themselves dugouts in the environs of Stakiai and were aided by Lithuanian peasants. In the summer of 1944 they were caught and executed. Close