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Oral history interview with Peter Sawa

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1259 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1259

Peter Sawa, a Polish Catholic who was witness to the Holocaust, discusses his childhood in Plock, Poland; his family's Catholic faith; his many Jewish friends; his flight to southern Poland after the Nazi invasion of Poland in September 1939; his service in the Polish army; being in Lvov (L’viv, Ukraine) when it surrendered to Soviet forces; his escape to Bialystock, Poland; witnessing roundups of Jews and his family's attempt to hide some people; his post-war life; the psychological effects of the war; his immigration to Sweden after the war; and immigrating to the United States in 1978.

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Peter Sawa
interview:  1982 January 12
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: 2020-02-28 15:37:50
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