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Oral history interview with Stefania Podgórska Burzminski

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.H.0339 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0048

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    Oral history interview with Stefania Podgórska Burzminski


    Interview Summary
    Stefania Podgórska Burzminski, born in Lipa, Poland, describes her family and childhood; helping her parents run a farm until she decided to move with her sister to Przemyśl and work in a bakery; the Russian invasion and not noticing much of a change in life until the Germans ousted the Russians; living in an apartment near the ghetto and witnessing people being deported from it; developing a relationship with a young man named Josef, who was Jewish and lived in the ghetto; having to explain what a Jew was to her little sister; helping to smuggle food into the ghetto for Josef and his family; moving into a large apartment and taking Josef and twelve other Jews in with her; having an SS man insist upon taking a room in her apartment and always living in fear that he would kill the Jews living there; and her liberation by Russian forces.
    Mrs. Stefania P. Burzminski
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1989 September 22
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

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    Oral histories.
    3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Stefania Podgórska Burzminski on September 22, 1989.
    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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