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Oral history interview with Michael Scislowski

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.121 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0121

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    Oral history interview with Michael Scislowski


    Interview Summary
    Michael M. Scislowski, born September 30, 1922, in Siedlce, Poland, describes his life in prewar Poland; his school years in Siedlce and in Wilaka (now in Lithuania) until September 1, 1939 when the war began; his attempts to escape the Soviets; learning English; his membership in the ZWZ (Zwiazek Walki Zbrojnej), the underground group that preceded the AK (Armia Krajowa); his arrest on March 19, 1943; his time in the Poliak prison; his transport by cattle car to Auschwitz; his forced march to Dachau after time in Flossenbürg; his liberation on April 24, 1945 by Patton’s Third Army on the third day of the march; witnessing medical experiments that were conducted in Block 10 of Auschwitz; working for the US Army from 1945 to 1950 serving the Labor Service Company; and immigrating to the United States in 1950.
    Michael Scislowski

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (90 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Scislowski, Michael.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project conducted the interview with Michael Scislowski.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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