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Oral history interview with Olek Elchanan Minc

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.214.11 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0011

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Olek Elchanan Minc, born August 31, 1925 in Sosnowiec, Poland, discusses his childhood and education; his father, who was a finance broker and a hero of the Polish underground in Upper Silesia; the fights between Polish and Jewish youths; his father’s death in Bendzin (Bedzin), Poland in September 1941; getting black market headache powder; the Sosnowiec ghetto; working in various camps on construction; wanting to leave Poland after the war; being sponsored by his girlfriend's family to immigrate to Australia; his business partner Abraham Horowitz; and not feeling any hostility towards younger generations of Germans.

Interviewee
Olek E. Minc
Interviewer
Ms. Sophie Caplan
Date
1980 November 26  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:42:35
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