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Oral history interview with Wilhelm Tarnawski and Mary Tarnawski

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.85 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0085

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    Oral history interview with Wilhelm Tarnawski and Mary Tarnawski


    Interview Summary
    Wilhelm (born in 1911) and Mary Tarnawski (born in 1921) describe their families; growing up in the same village in Galicia, Poland; Wilhelm being raised as a Catholic and Mary being raised as Jewish; getting married in 1939 even though marriages between Jews and Catholics were forbidden; hiding 18 Jews during the war, including six children; and immigrating to Israel in 1957.
    Mary Tarnawski
    Wilhelm Tarnawski
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1987 July 02

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    English Polish
    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 Wilhelm and Mary Tarnawski on July 2, 1987 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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