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Oral history interview with Stanley Geron

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.288 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0288

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    Oral history interview with Stanley Geron


    Interview Summary
    Stanley Geron, born in 1923 in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland), discusses his parents Bernard Grossman and Gustava Fogel; his father’s business ventures; attending private school until the schools closed in 1939; antisemitism within Polish society; obtaining a fake passport from the Lithuanian Consul and living through the war as a non-Jew; his parents living in the Warsaw Ghetto; smuggling supplies into the ghetto; the smell of the ghetto; smuggling his parents out of the ghetto; hiding his parents around Warsaw; working for a building firm throughout the war; his interactions with German officers and Polish officers; bribing officers; his romantic relationships during the war; gathering intelligence for the Armia Krajowa (Home Army); the antisemitic attitudes within the Armia Krajowa; staying in the Hotel Bristol with many Germans; being investigated by the police and experiencing genital inspection; witnessing the Warsaw Ghetto uprising; witnessing the Warsaw Uprising and leaving; seeking a buried fortune following the Warsaw Uprising through Armia Krajowa intelligence; receiving help from German soldiers in retrieving the buried fortune; moving his parents to a hotel in Berlin, Germany; moving with a friend to Prague, Czech Republic; deciding to cross the Eastern front and seeking refuge; being interrogated by Russian officials; his trial in Russia, conviction as a spy, and sentence of ten years in jail; and being transported to Arkhangelsk.
    Stanley Geron
    interview:  2002 October 23
    interview:  2002 October 30

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Geron, Stanley.
    Corporate Name
    AK-Home Army (Poland)

    Administrative Notes

    The Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre conducted the interview with Stanley Geron in October 2002 in Melbourne, Australia. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tape of the interview in October 2006.
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