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Oral history interview with Adam Starkopf

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0299 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0046

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    Oral history interview with Adam Starkopf


    Interview Summary
    Adam Starkopf, born in 1914 in Warsaw, Poland, discusses his family and pre-war life in Warsaw; his brother’s move to Palestine; the outbreak of the war in Poland; getting wounded while enlisting in the Polish Army; the invasion of Poland by the Russian Army; returning to Warsaw; the death of his mother; living in the Warsaw ghetto; being imprisoned by the Gestapo; the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto; his deportation to the Treblinka concentration camp; escaping the ghetto; his family living as Roman Catholics; liberation by Russian forces; escaping communist forces and going to the American zone in Germany; staying in the Feldafing displaced persons camp; immigrating to the United States; his life in Chicago, IL; his post-war family life; his book “There is Always Time to Die”; antisemitism in the United States; speaking about the Holocaust to school children; his penny project; religion; and how he and his family cope with the memory of their experiences during the Holocaust.
    Adam Starkopf
    Gary Covino
    interview:  1999 June 14
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Starkopf, Adam.

    Administrative Notes

    Gary Covino, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Adam Starkopf on June 14, 1999 in Deerfield, IL.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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