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Oral history interview with Yaraslaw Klymowsky

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.45 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0045

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    Oral history interview with Yaraslaw Klymowsky

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Yaraslaw Klymowsky, born ca. 1907 in western Ukraine, describes his childhood and family; being raised in the Catholic tradition; playing with Jewish children as a child; leaving Ternopil in 1932 to get involved with theater; the arrival of the Germans in his town around 1942; being in Leview (possibly L'viv) during the war; he and his wife hiding a Jewish family (the Greenbergs) in his home; doing what he could to help anyone who needed aid during the war; his second wife’s rescue efforts during the war; and immigrating to the United States after the war.
    Interviewee
    Yaraslaw Klymowsky
    Interviewer
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    Date
    interview:  1988 February 25

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Klymowsky, Yaraslaw.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Gay Block
    Provenance
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Yaraslaw Klymowsky on February 25, 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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