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Oral history interview with Gotfryd Wieczorek

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.43 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0043

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Gotfryd Wieczorek, born in Blachownia, Poland in 1934, discusses the prisoners who worked at the chemical factory in his village during the German occupation; the two camps in his village; the prisoners in the camp, including British prisoners of war; conditions in the camps for British and Jewish prisoners; violence committed by kapos and German guards; providing food to the prisoners; witnessing the evacuation of the camp; the harsh conditions on the march; the widespread death of prisoners; his family’s flight to Austria at the end of the war; and visiting the Jewish camp in Blachownia after the war.

Interviewee
Gotfryd Wieczorek
Date
1998 July 12  (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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