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Oral history interview with Paula Popowski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.25 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0025

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

Paula Popowski (née Kornblum), born January 29, 1923 in Kałuszyn, Poland, describes the large Jewish community in Kałuszyn; attending public school; her two siblings and extended family; antisemitism and separation of Jews and non-Jews; government antisemitism and the pogrom in 1937-1938; the German invasion in 1939; the restrictions on Jews and her grandfather having to shave his beard; the detainment of Jews; getting typhus; rations cards; the deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942; going to a labor camp to avoid deportation; going to Warsaw and getting a false ID (false name: Apolonia Borkowski); the underground network in Warsaw; going to Czestochowa, Poland with her sister Hannah; working in a glass factory and living in a boarding house run by nuns; life in Czestochowa; the fate of her immediate family; how after liberation she returned home; and immigrating to the United States.

Interviewee
Paula Popowski
Date
1992 January 29  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videotape reel (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..