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Oral history interview with Stephania P. Burzminska

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

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

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.

Interviewee
Mrs. Stefania P. Burzminski
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 May 19  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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