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Oral history interview with Gedale Bosak

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

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.

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Bosak, Gedala
Haski, Caroline
interview:  1989 May 01
1 sound cassette.
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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.
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:11:18
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