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Oral history interview with Bolesław Kierski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.23 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0023

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Bolesław Kierski, born in Lwów, Poland (present day L’viv, Ukraine) in 1920, discusses witnessing the pogrom in Lwów initiated by Ukrainians; joining the Home Army (Armia Krajowa); his arrest and transfer to Auschwitz in 1942; his work in an aircraft factory with Russian prisoners of war; knowing about the gassing of prisoners; witnessing thefts from the transports; details of the gassing process; the arrival of a transport of children; the role of the sonderkommando; and his transfer to Buchenwald in 1944.

Interviewee
Boleslaw Kierski
Date
1998 July 05  (interview)
Language
Polish
Extent
5 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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