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Oral history interview with Marian Pretzel

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

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    Oral history interview with Marian Pretzel


    Interview Summary
    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.]
    Marian Pretzel
    Gilda Manor
    interview:  1989 July 12
    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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    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

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    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Marian Pretzel 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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