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Oral history interview with Jacob Widawski

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.187 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0187

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Jacob Widawski, born May 21, 1921 in Wieruszow, Poland, describes growing up in Poland before the war; experiencing the beginning of the war and German occupation; being transported to Kalbsfelde forced labor camp, where he worked on the Autobahn; being transferred to Gutenbrunn camp; being transferred to Auschwitz, where he worked as a food carrier; leaving Auschwitz to work in a coalmine in Janino; liberation; and emigrating and establishing his life in Australia in 1962.

Interviewee
Jacob Widawski
Interviewer
Pierre Lang
Date
1990 June 20  (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 11:07:48
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