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Oral history interview with Lech Grześkowiak

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.40 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0040

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Lech Grześkowiak, born in Pyzdry, Poland in 1920, discusses his work in the underground; being arrested and sent to Auschwitz; his memories of Block 11; his harsh work conditions in the strafkompanie work detail (penal work detail); torture in the camp; his transfer to Mauthausen; violence committed against Jewish prisoners by guards; the low survival rate; and the role of kapos in the camps.

Interviewee
Lech Grzeskowiak
Date
1998 July 11  (interview)
Language
Polish
Extent
3 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 10:50:12
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