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Oral history interview with Roman Curtis

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.140 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0140

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    Oral history interview with Roman Curtis


    Interview Summary
    Roman Curtis (né Gross; later Kurtycz), born May 10, 1914 in Lwow, Poland (L'viv, Ukraine), describes his family before the war; serving in the Polish Army; his time in Hemer, Görlitz, and Lublin, as a POW during the war; escaping from a POW camp to Warsaw, Poland, where he lived with his father; changing his name from Gross to Kurtycz in order to hide his true identity; the Warsaw ghetto uprising; the end of World War II; his time in London and Germany after the war; and immigrating to Australia in 1958.
    Roman Curtis
    Carol Crawford
    interview:  1989 January 04
    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.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    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
    Curtis, Roman, 1914-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Roman Curtis 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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