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Oral history interview with Marian Pretzel

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.167 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0167

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Marian Pretzel, born on June 28, 1922 in Lwow, Poland (L'viv, Ukraine), describes growing up in Poland before the war; experiencing the beginning of the war; the establishment of the Lwow ghetto; working on a farm during this time; acquiring forged Polish documents and obtaining a job in Kiev, Ukraine; leaving Kiev and moving to Odessa, Ukraine and then Bucharest, Romania; witnessing the arrival of the Russians in Bucharest; fleeing to Palestine in January 1945; returning to Europe and living in Vienna, Austria for three years; and emigrating and establishing his life in Australia in 1949.
[Note that the recording ends abruptly during the conclusion of the interview.]

Interviewee
Marian Pretzel
Interviewer
Gilda Manor
Date
1989 July 12  (interview)
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 11:06:25
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