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Oral history interview with Olek Elchanan Minc

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

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    Oral history interview with Olek Elchanan Minc


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Olek E. Minc
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    interview:  1980 November 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

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    Oral histories.
    5 CD-ROMs.

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    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Olek Elchanan Minc to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
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