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Oral history interview with Esther Kozlowski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1222 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1222

Esther Kozlowski describes her childhood in Wrotslaw and Kielce, Poland; attending a Catholic Polish school; her marriage in 1938; the birth of her son in 1939; the outbreak of World War II; her husband's detention in a labor camp; her escape from the ghetto in August 1942 to Krakow; surviving the war years passing as a non-Jew; using false identity papers; hiding with friends in Krakow and Warsaw; her liberation in a village by the Soviet Army in September 1944; traveling to Lublin; her state of ill health and the terrible conditions in Poland after the war; her move to Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw, Poland) in 1946; living in a displaced persons camp for three years; and her immigration to the United States.

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Esther Kozlowski
Howard Felson
Evelyn Fielden
Tami Newnham
Jill Nierman
Ellen Szakal
interview:  1988 October 29
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:42:17
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