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Oral history interview with Wiktoria Sałęga

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.19 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0019

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Wiktoria Sałęga, born in Grabów, Poland in 1919, discusses moving to Trawniki, Poland; Trawniki’s prewar Jewish community; the German invasion; the establishment of a concentration camp next door to her house; laundering German officers’ clothing; refusing to eat food provided to them by the Germans; providing food to Jewish prisoners; witnessing a mass killing during the camp’s liquidation; details of the killing process; being relocated while the Germans burned the bodies; and how local villagers looted the graves after the war.

Interviewee
Wiktoria Sałęga
Date
1998 March 15  (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:45:14
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