Oral history interview with Stefania Podgórska Burzminski
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- Oral History
- 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.
1989 September 22
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3 videocassettes : Betacam SP.
- 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.
- Linda G. Kuzmack
- Legal Status:
- Permanent Collection
- Geographic Name:
Lipa (Przemyśl, Województwo Podkarpackie, Poland)
- Personal Name:
Burzminski, Stefania Podgórska.
- Topical Term:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Rescue--Poland.
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Hungary.
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