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Oral history interview with Stephania P. Burzminska

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.12 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0012

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    Oral history interview with Stephania P. Burzminska


    Interview Summary
    Stefania Podgórska Burzminski, born in Lipie, Poland, describes her family and childhood; knowing several Jewish children when she was a child; her views of Jewish traditions and customs as a child; antisemitic practices put in place in her town after the German invasion; bringing food and clothes to people in the ghetto; meeting her future husband, who had escaped from a deportation; helping to hide her husband and some of his family; having German soldiers move into her apartment building while she had thirteen Jews hiding in her apartment; her husband’s conversion to Catholicism, so they could marry; and eventually immigrating to the United States.
    Mrs. Stefania P. Burzminski
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 May 19

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    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 Stephania P. Burzminska on May 19, 1988 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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