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Oral history interview with Anna Oliwek

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

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.

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Anna Oliwek
Jim Gleeson
interview:  1983 April 13
1 sound cassette (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 09:42:29
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