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Oral history interview with William Kornbluth and Edith Kornbluth

Oral History | Accession Number: 2017.108.1 | RG Number: RG-50.665.0001

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William Kornbluth discusses Germany's invasion of Poland; his time in the Tarnow Ghetto and four concentration camps; the selection process in the camps; daily hardships in the camps; the treatment of Soviet prisoners; and human behavior and the nature of hatred. Edith Kornbluth describes her family's time in a ghetto in Poland; their escape to the forests where they had to avoid partisan units and the Polish Home Army; posing as a non-Jew and living with a Polish couple who needed someone to look after their children; visiting her parents who were hiding in the woods; the death of her parents, sister, and all of her extended family; how a German soldier defied an SS officer’s orders to shoot her family members; antisemitism in Poland; and Poles who saved many Jews by hiding them in their homes.

Interviewee
Mr. William Kornbluth
Mrs. Edith Kornbluth
Date
1995  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jonathan Schwartz.
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