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Oral history interview with Mary Diaczok

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.18 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0018

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    Oral history interview with Mary Diaczok


    Interview Summary
    Mary Diaczok, born on February 2, 1924 in Bialo-Kenitza, Poland, describes her family and childhood; the small Jewish community in her village; attending church as a child; the Nazi invasion and taking a Jewish woman and her two children into hiding; the Germans forcing her to peel potatoes in a camp for the local Nazi soldiers; selling salt to make money; discovering what the Nazis were doing to the Jews in the ghettos and camps; and speaking about her experiences as a rescuer after the war.
    Mary Diaczok
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 June 03

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Diaczok, Mary, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Mary Diaczok on June 3, 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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