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Oral history interview with Mieczysłava Grabowska

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.46 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0046

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Mieczysłava Grabowska, born in Tykocin, Polan in 1925, discusses prewar Jewish Christian relations; the outbreak of war between the Soviets and Nazi Germany; the arrival of German forces; fear and violence caused by the German occupation; maintaining contact with her Jewish friends; the roundup of the Jewish people in Tykocin; a mass killing; being arrested along with much of her town in 1944 in retaliation for the killing of a German soldier; being sent to prison; her transfer to Ravensbruck; conditions in the camp; her selection for work in Karlsbad; the treatment of Jewish prisoners in the camp; being sent on a death march; being told they were free; recuperating at a Red Cross facility; her interactions with Soviet soldiers; and returning home.

Interviewee
Mieczyslawa Grabowska
Date
1998 November 09  (interview)
Language
Polish
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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