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Oral history interview with Stefan Korbonski and Sophia Korbonski

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.46 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0046

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    Oral history interview with Stefan Korbonski and Sophia Korbonski


    Interview Summary
    Stefan and Sophia Korbonski describe helping Jews during the war by giving them Aryan documents; wandering all over Europe with his wife and being difficult to get in contact with; informing London about what was happening to European Jews through underground forces; Stefan’s family and childhood; getting married in 1938; Stefan’s participation in the underground movement; taking care of Jewish children during the war; his brief arrest after the war by Russian forces; his election as a member of Parliament in Warsaw on January 19, 1947; demanding amnesty for all of the members of the underground after the war; Sophia’s work for Voice of America and Stefan’s work for Radio Free Europe in Poland; and being honored by Yad Vashem in 1980.
    Sophia Korbonski
    Stefan Korbonski
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 February 26

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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 Stefan and Sophia Korbonski on February 26, 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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