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Oral history interview with Stefania Podgórska Burzminski

Interview Summary Stefania Podgórska Burzminski, born in Lipa, Poland, describes her family and childhood; helping her parents run a farm until she decided to move with her sister to Przemyśl and work in a bakery; the Russian invasion and not noticing much of a change in life until the Germans ousted the Russians; living in an apartment near the ghetto and witnessing people being deported from it; developing a relationship with a young man named Josef, who was Jewish and lived in the ghetto; having to explain what a Jew was to her little sister; helping to smuggle food into the ghetto for Josef and his family; moving into a large apartment and taking Josef and twelve other Jews in with her; having an SS man insist upon taking a room in her apartment and always living in fear that he would kill the Jews living there; and her liberation by Russian forces.
Date 1989 September 22  (interview)
RG Number RG-50.030*0048
Accession Number 1989.H.0339
Extent 3 videocassettes : Betacam SP.
Language English
Provenance Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Stefania Podgórska Burzminski on September 22, 1989.
Interviewer Linda G. Kuzmack
Classification video recording
Genre/Form Oral histories.
Geographic Name Lipa (Przemyśl, Województwo Podkarpackie, Poland)
Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945.
Przemyśl (Poland)
Personal Name Burzminski, Stefania Podgórska.
Topical Term Hiding places--Poland--Przemyśl.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives.
Jewish ghettos--Poland--Przemyśl.
World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Rescue--Poland.
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Hungary.
Conditions on Access No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use No restrictions on use
Record Type Oral History
Digital Files
Link to Collection United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history collection
Transcript/Notes Transcript of Oral history interview with Stefania Podgórska Burzminski [RG-50.030.0048_trs_en.pdf]
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