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Oral history interview with Chaim Kozienicki

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Chaim Kozienicki, born in Lódz, 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.

Interviewee
Chaim M. Kozienicki
Interviewer
Ms. Teresa A. Pollin
Date
2005 March 20  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
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