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Oral history interview with Mieczyslaw Madejski

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0142

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Mieczylslaw Madejski, born on June 26, 1923 in Warsaw, Poland, describes his childhood and family; attending public school and learning German; working in an organization against the Germans when the war began; the surrender of Warsaw and the closing of most schools; attending a technical school for Polish children; joining the underground army and making mines to be used to blow up German trains; seeing the devastation experienced by Jews in Warsaw; only on occasion helping people to escape from the ghetto; seeing German planes fly over and bomb the ghetto; his participation in the Warsaw uprising; returning to technical school in October 1945 and meeting his wife; and immigrating to the United States with his wife and son in June 1969.

Interviewee
Mieczyslaw Madejski
Interviewer
Mr. Sy Rotter
Date
1992 May 19  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 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 11:04:28
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