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Oral history interview with Antoni Golba

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0081

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Antoni Golba, born on November 7, 1918 in Studzienice, Poland, describes his family and childhood; joining the Polish Army in September 1939 but getting captured by the Germans, though he managed to escape; joining an underground organization and helping people get fake identification papers; hiding on a roof during the round-up that placed most of his town’s Jews into a ghetto in April 1941; working in a shoe store to make money to support hiding people; the Gestapo capturing him and another friend on June 12, 1943; his deportation to Auschwitz in September 1943; doing forced labor on planes and purposely sabotaging some of the planes; seeing people hanged for trying to escape; his transports to Buchenwald and then Gross-Rosen, where he remained until his liberation by American forces on April 21, 1945; and discovering the fates of his family members after the war.

Interviewee
Mr. Antoni Golba
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
1994 June 29  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:56:57
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