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Oral history interview with Zwi Golombek

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

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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; her 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.

Interviewee
Zwi Golombek
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
1998 April 29  (interview)
Language
English
Hebrew
Extent
4 sound cassettes (74 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:59:15
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