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Oral history interview with Chaim Kozienicki

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.603.9 | RG Number: RG-50.637.0009

Chaim Kozienicki, born in Łódź, Poland in 1928, describes having three brothers; his father, who was a carpenter; attending school; his Polish pride and the development of his Jewish identity; his interest in Zionism; planning to travel to Israel in late 1939 but being thwarted by the German invasion in September 1939; the restrictions placed on Jews; the beating of his father and the effect this had on him as a child; moving to the ghetto; his education in the ghetto; the library in the ghetto; his struggle with having fun as a youth and dealing with the terrible conditions in the ghetto; work in the ghetto; his bar mitzvah; the selections for deportation; his family’s final meal before being deported; his first love in the ghetto; and writing in a diary while he lived in the ghetto and keeping it until he arrive in Auschwitz.

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Chaim M. Kozienicki
Ms. Teresa A. Pollin
interview:  2005 March 20
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:24:10
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