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Oral history interview with Sylvia Kolski

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.369.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0114

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    Oral history interview with Sylvia Kolski


    Interview Summary
    Sylvia Kolski, born on September 15, 1925 in Tarczyn, Poland, describes her family and childhood; moving with her aunt, uncle, cousins, and parents into the Warsaw ghetto; working for a tailor in the ghetto; hearing rumors that the Jews would be killed on July 22, 1942; hiding money in her clothing, so she could bribe people to save herself; seeing several major deportations from the ghetto; escaping from the ghetto and staying with a family in the countryside; her liberation on January 16, 1945 and returning to Tarczyn; moving to Łódź, Poland, where she met her husband, and then to Paris, France in 1947; and immigrating to the United States when the Vietnam War began.
    Mrs. Sylvia Kolski
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1990 March 29
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview can not be used for sale in the Museum Shop.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kolski, Sylvia, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    Linda G. Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Sylvia Kolski on March 29, 1990.
    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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