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Oral history interview with Tadeusz Jarosz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.9 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0009

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Tadeusz Jarosz, born in Brzeziny, Poland near Belzec in 1928, discusses befriending Ukrainian guards at the killing center Belzec as a child; trading food with the guards; hearing about gassings in the camp from a guard; his memories of the camp’s construction; the arrival process of Jewish prisoners to Belzec; climbing trees to see inside Belzec; relations among German, Russian, and Ukrainian guards; violence and cruelty inside the camp; witnessing the camp's liquidation; the burning of bodies; the atmosphere of fear during the war; and local villagers who attempted to loot mass graves after the war.

Interviewee
Tadeusz Jarosz
Date
1998 March 13  (interview)
Language
Polish
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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