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Oral history interview with Joseph Kutrzeba

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0339

Joseph Kutrzeba, born on October 11, 1927 in Lódz, 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.

Interviewee
Joseph S. Kutrzeba
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 June 06  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 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 11:14:15
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