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Oral history interview with Anna Zaluska

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1280.11 | RG Number: RG-50.225.0011

Anna Zaluska, born in 1926 in Częstochowa, Poland, describes her assimilated Jewish family; their frequent, cordial relations with non-Jews; going on European vacations; summering in Ustronie in 1939; the German invasion; moving to Sródborów; her father, brother, and uncle fleeing east; moving to Warsaw in October; returning to Częstochowa; the German confiscation of their house; living with her uncle; attending a Polish school; receiving religious instruction and converting to Catholicism in January 1940; moving to the open ghetto; her father's and brother's return; being sent to her Polish godmother outside of Częstochowa; living with a Polish family in Warsaw; receiving false papers; caring for a Jewish child in hiding; being placed in a convent in Karczew; writing to her father to remove her (the nuns suspected she was Jewish); being hidden in a Warsaw rectory with other Jews; working in a candy factory; her father's visits and the cessation of his visits; visiting her uncle; being caught on the street during the Warsaw uprising of 1944; receiving food from the Polish underground (A.K.); evacuation to Pruszkòw, then Breslau (Wroclaw); volunteering for forced labor in Berlin; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Częstochowa; learning her parents and brother had perished; and working in publishing.

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Anna Zaluska
Michal Sobelman
interview:  1994 July
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:48:47
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