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Oral history interview with Henry Kaswiner

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.157 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0157

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Henry Kaswiner, born February 26, 1928 in Stanislawow, Poland (Ivano-Frankivs'ka, Ukraine), describes life in Poland before the war; the start of the war and Russian occupation; witnessing the German invasion in 1941; the German occupation and the establishment of the Stanislawow ghetto; fleeing and hiding in a forest after the ghetto was liquidated; finding refuge in a benevolent Polish village; volunteering for the Polish army; leaving the Polish army and obtaining a job for a Russian farmer; returning to Stanislawow to try to find family members; moving to Gleiwitz and then to Wroclaw for academic reasons; and immigrating to Australia in 1958.

Interviewee
Henry Kaswiner
Interviewer
Pierre Lang
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette.
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.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:05:41
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