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Oral history interview with Władysław Szepelak

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.288 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0288

Władysław Szepelak, born in 1924 in Poland, describes the involvement of his family in the partisan group “Union of Military Fight”; feigning disability to avoid forced labor; the murder of his father and grandmother by the Gestapo; his beating, arrest, and imprisonment in Czarny Dunajec, Poland; his transfer to Zakopane, Poland and his torture there; his transfer to Krakow, Poland; his transfer to Auschwitz concentration camp; surviving with the help of a Jewish doctor; his transfer to Mathausen and then Ebensee concentration camps in 1944; conditions at Ebensee, including his forced labor and the deaths of prisoners; a revolt in Ebensee shortly before liberation; and liberation by American forces in 1945.


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Interviewee
Władysław Szepelak
Date
interview:  2009 August 27
Language
Polish
Extent
3 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:46:04
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