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|Catalog No.||6348||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Rachel Sajetovic: her testimony about the partisans organization in the Kovno (Kaunas) ghetto||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||20746ר"מ||Similar Items|
|Donor||Eilati Shalom||Similar Items|
|File name||שייטוביץ רחל: עדות על ארגון הפרטיזנים בגטו קובנה||Similar Items|
|Collection||Kaplan Israel||Similar Items|
|Interviewer||ווערי גיטא בי||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|From Date||01/09/1941||Similar Items|
|To Date||21/02/1945||Similar Items|
|Author||שייטוביץ רחל||Similar Items|
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From the Israel Kaplan collection:
Rachel Sajetovic: her two testimonies about her experiences during WWII and the partisans' organization in the Kovno (Kaunas) ghetto in Lithuania. The testimony was taken in the Landsberg DP camp, December 1946. Four pages, handwritten, in Yiddish.
Sajetovic was put in the ghetto in September 1941 and sent to work [at forced labor] at the airfield. She joined a partisans organization led by Chaim Yelin. Members of the organization made contact with Soviet partisans in the forests, and armed groups went out to the Augustowa Woods,* but many of the fighters were killed. Sajetovic also describes about the escape of 64 Jews from the Ninth Fort in Kovno on Christmas, Dec. 12, 1943, and how some of them were hidden in the ghetto. On March 27, 1944, the ghetto was surrounded, and seven partisans were discovered hiding in an attic and were arrested. On July 12, 1944, the ghetto was liquidated. Sajetovic was deported to the Stutthof camp. Upon the approach of the Soviet Red Army the [female] inmates were sent on a death march, and were liberated on Feb. 21, 1945. Close