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Oral history interview with Henryk Lazowski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1991.A.0113.9 | RG Number: RG-50.059.0009

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Henryk Lazowski, born on April 27, 1920, in Kraków, Poland, describes his parents; moving to Dabrowa Tarnowska, Poland in 1930; volunteering in the Army in September 1939; fighting under the command of his older brother; his brother being captured as a prisoner of war on September 21, 1939; the defeat of the Polish army and going with a group towards the east; encountering Jewish refugees who gave them coats; returning home; joining the Underground Army; being arrested by a German patrol in Mielec, Poland because he was on the street after curfew; being sent to a labor camp in Mielec; being a turner and working in an aircraft plant for two months; escaping from the camp during a heavy snowstorm on his way from work to the barracks; going to his grandmother’s home in Radwa, Poland and seeing a childhood friend, Rozia Lezer; returning to Kraków with Rozia; Rozia’s arrest and brief imprisonment; Jews going to the ghetto in Dabrowa Tarnowska and advising people to go into hiding; helping a group from Kraków to escape; his grandmother, Anna Loch, giving shelter to Rozia’s grandmother; immigrating to the United States in 1961; and remaining close friends with Rozia, who also lives in the US.

Interviewee
Henryk Lazowski
Interviewer
Bozenna M. Urbanowicz-Gilbride
Date
1992 February 22  (interview)
Language
Polish
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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