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Oral history interview with Agnieszka Budna-Widerschal

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.10 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0010

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    Oral history interview with Agnieszka Budna-Widerschal


    Interview Summary
    Agnieszka Budna-Widerschal, born in 1900 in Poland, describes growing up in a town with a large Jewish community; her mother’s death when she was seven and moving with her father to Gdynia, Poland; the lack of antisemitism in her town; the death of her father when she was 11 years old; being sent with everyone in her town to Częstochowa to make room for Nazi expansion; going with some people to Siedlce; getting married to a Jewish man and helping him and his family hide; selling her personal belongings to pay for food for herself and the people she hid; her Catholic beliefs; giving birth to her child in September 1945; and immigrating to Israel after the war.
    Agnieszka Budna-Widerschal
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1987 July 05

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    English Polish
    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Agnieszka Budna-Widerschal on July 5, 1987, for their book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," Holmes & Meier, 1992, as well as their documentary film "They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch received the tapes of the interviews from Malka Drucker and Gay Block in March 1989.
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