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Oral history interview with Georges G. Bossak

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.214.47 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0047

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Georges Gedaliah Bossak, born July 1, 1915 in Dereczyn, Russia (now Dziarechyn, Belarus), describes his family’s background; his childhood and religious education; being an apprentice to a tailor; being a member of Hechalutz Hatzair; serving in the Polish Army (1937-1938); the endemic antisemitism in the Slonim area; being in the artillery in the Polish Army and hiding at home after the retreat; joining a partisan group led by Icheskel Atlas with three other Jews; joining the Bulak group; getting married in 1946; his two daughters; going to Israel in 1948; going to Germany in 1951; immigrating to Australia in 1955, sponsored by the American Jewish World Service; his feelings towards Poles and Germans; working as a building contractor; and his participation in the Jewish community.

Interviewee
Georges G. Bossak
Date
1984 March 21  (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 10:51:22
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