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Oral history interview with Anna Oliwek

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1431 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1431

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Anna Oliwek describes her childhood in a town in Ukraine; her memories of the arrival of the Nazis in 1941; her experiences in a ghetto; her escape from the ghetto to another town; her acquisition of false papers; her experiences working as an interpreter for the mayor; her experiences in a German uniform and working for a police battalion; witnessing the killing of Jews; seeing the Christians who killed them; incidents where she saved the lives of Jews; her work with the police batallion as it moved towards Stalingrad; her arrest in 1944 for hiding a Christian boy; her expereinces working as an interpreter in a prisoner of war camp; the difficulties she experienced proving she was not a collaborator; and her life after the war.

Interviewee
Anna Oliwek
Interviewer
Jim Gleeson
Date
1983 April 13  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:34:01
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