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Oral history interview with David A. Kochalski

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0001

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David A. Kochalski, born May 5, 1928 in Nowy Dwór, Poland, discusses his childhood in Poland; the death of his parents during a bombing raid in September 1939; going into an orphanage in Warsaw, Poland run by Janusz Korczak; moving into the House of Boys in the Warsaw ghetto; going into hiding until the Russian Army liberated him in 1945; posing as a Catholic to conceal his identity as a Jew after the war; his memories of his older brother's participation in the partisan resistance in Warsaw and involvement in the Warsaw ghetto uprising; and his immigration to the United States in 1947.

Interviewee
David A. Kochalski
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1994 July 28  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 videocassettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection