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Oral history interview with Joseph Kutrzeba

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0328

Joseph Kutrzeba, born on October 11, 1927 in Łódź, Poland, describes his life until the war; being sent to the ghetto in Warsaw and joining resistance forces; escaping a transport on a train bound for Treblinka; roaming the countryside with partisan resistance fighters until he found a Catholic priest who hid him for a year; obtaining false identity papers; being forced to do a year and a half of forced labor as a Pole in East Prussia; his liberation in Erfurt, Germany by the United States Army; struggling with his religious beliefs after the war; and immigrating to the United States, where he immediately joined the Air Force to fight in Korea.

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Interviewee
Joseph S. Kutrzeba
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
interview:  1995 May 18
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
12 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:46:28
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