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Oral history interview with Henry Kaswiner

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

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    Oral history interview with Henry Kaswiner


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Henry Kaswiner
    Pierre Lang
    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
    Kaswiner, Henry, 1928-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Henry Kaswiner 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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