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Oral history interview with Marian Plackowski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.300 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0300

Marian Plackowski, born in 1928 in Poznań, Poland, describes the prewar persecution of the Jews; restrictions placed upon the Jewish community under German occupation; the arrest of his father; his forced labor in Germany, then in Szopienice, Poland; helping a Jewish woman escape in Szopienice; working with a local partisan unit; his arrest by German soldiers and sentence to work in a concentration camp; his work in a subcamp of Auschwitz; the prisoners in Auschwitz, including their nationalities, treatment by SS guards, and his role in smuggling food to them; his tranfer to Mauthausen concentration camp in 1945; and his transfer to Linz, Austria, where he was liberated by American forces.

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Marian Plackowski
interview:  2010 May 02
2 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 15:46:06
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