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Oral history interview with Misha Vruvlevski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.164 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0164

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Misha Vruvlevski (aka Mischa Wasserman or Michal Wroblewski), born in Pinsk, Belarus, on September 29, 1911, discusses his family life and schooling; the pogroms in Poland against the Jews in 1917; moving to Warsaw, Poland, and working for Janusz Korczak at his Jewish orphanage as a nurse for children in the late 1930s; war breaking out on September 1, 1939; moving into the orphanage; the orphanage becoming part of the Warsaw ghetto; buying a railroad ticket to L'viv, Ukraine; moving to Kiev, Ukraine; joining the Red Army near Kiev; joins first Polish Army part of the Soviet Army in 1944; becoming an officer and fighting from Elbe to Berlin, Germany; Cherniakov and the Jewish police in ghetto, Jewish collaborators, and the resistance movement; heading the Korczak committee in the 1960s; moving to Sweden in 1979 to work in orphanages; being honored by UNESCO; and the spread of Korczak’s ideas.

Interviewee
Misha Vruvlevski
Date
1992 January 16  (interview)
Language
Polish
Extent
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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