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Oral history interview with Gedale Bosak

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.139 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0139

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    Oral history interview with Gedale Bosak


    Interview Summary
    Gedale Bosak, born July 1, 1915 in Dereczyn, Poland (Dziarechyn, Belarus), describes his childhood before the war; his family before the war; being in the Polish Army from 1937 to 1939 in the artillery; his experiences in the Dereczyn ghetto, where he stayed until 1941; being in hiding near Dereczyn in the winter of 1941 and 1942; joining a partisan group; the book, Sefer Derets'in, which tells the story of his town during the Holocaust; his time in the Lepiezanske Forest (Lipicanskaja pušca) working with the partisan movement; joining the Russian Army; travelling to Poland and Germany after the war and seeing Dachau; marrying in 1946; his two daughters; and immigrating to Australia in 1955.
    Gedala Bosak
    Caroline Haski
    interview:  1989 May 01
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette.

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    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bosak, Gedala, 1915-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Gedale Bosak on May 1, 1989 for the Twelfth Hour Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in April 2006 from the State Library of New South Wales where the collection is housed.
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