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Oral history interview with Bronisław Czachór

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.15 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0015
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Bronisław Czachór, born in Brzeziny, Poland near Belżec in 1921, discusses working as a carpenter on the construction of Belżec concentration camp; working with Jewish labor groups; witnessing violence committed by German guards towards prisoners; German forces terrorizing Polish villagers; the arrival of transports to Belżec; local villagers who helped Jews escape to the Soviet Union; commerce that grew between villagers and Ukrainian guards using stolen Jewish goods; hearing sounds from inside Belżec; deceptions told to Jewish prisoners before they were gassed; the liquidation of the camp; the burning of bodies; and the looting of gravesites after the war by local villagers.

Interviewee
Bronislaw Czachor
Date
1998 March 14  (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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