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Oral history interview with Misha Vruvlevski

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

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    Oral history interview with Misha Vruvlevski


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Misha Vruvlevski
    interview:  1992 January 16
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Misha Vruvlevski in Israel on January 16, 1992, for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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