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Oral history interview with Georges G. Bossak

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

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    Oral history interview with Georges G. Bossak


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Georges G. Bossak
    interview:  1984 March 21
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    5 CD-ROMs.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bossak, Georges, 1915-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Georges G. Bossak 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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