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Oral history interview with Danuta Bachowski

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.252.1 | RG Number: RG-50.707.0001

Danuta Bachowski (née Worobel) , born November 15, 1926 in Lezachow, Poland, discusses her childhood and education; Germany’s bombing of Poland when she was a teenager ; her parents’ warnings about the German people; her memories of German soldiers; being ordered to surrender all radios and weapons to local police; the black market for food in Poland; the imprisonment and death of her father, who was sent to Auschwitz because he was accused of being a communist; her shrapnel wounds from a German bomb; undergoing surgery in forests and being hospitalized for months; hidden radios to report events that the German-controlled press would not broadcast; her imprisonment for her association with an organization that allegedly killed Polish police officers; extensive harassment and physical abuse by the Polish secret police; hiding in a barn to avoid the police; and her marriage to her husband and the difficulties of their immigration to the United States.

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Danuta Bachowski
Reid Geyer
interview:  2011 November 05
Oral histories.
2 DVDs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Linda de Marlor
Record last modified: 2020-07-09 14:12:36
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