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Oral history interview with Zwi Golombek

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0067 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0097

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    Oral history interview with Zwi Golombek


    Interview Summary
    Zwi Golombek, born in Warsaw, Poland on September 15, 1934, describes his father’s large construction business; the formation of the Warsaw ghetto and his family moving into one room on Nowolipki Street; his father’s ability to exit and enter the ghetto because he possessed building permits; being aware of danger and seeing beatings; his father striking a German guard in early 1942 and being taken to a ghetto prison then Treblinka; his Uncle Mietek placing him with the Abramzuc family in Jozefow, Poland and his mother and sister disappearing from the ghetto two weeks later; staying hidden for three years and his uncle visiting often and playing the family to hide him; being called Henyek; his uncle placing him in a kibbutzim in Poland and Germany after the war; going to Israel on October 6, 1948; working in Tel Aviv and joining the Israeli army in 1952; fighting war in 1956, 1967, 1973, and 1982; getting married; and his two sons.
    Zwi Golombek
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1998 April 29

    Physical Details

    English Hebrew
    4 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Golombek, Zwi, 1934-
    Corporate Name
    Israel. Army

    Administrative Notes

    Gail Schwartz, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Zwi Golombek on April 29, 1998.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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