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Oral history interview with Jan Zimnoch

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.48 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0048

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Jan Zimnoch, born in Saniki (Sanniki), Poland near Tykocin in 1917, discusses prewar relations between Jews and Christians; living conditions under the Soviet occupation; deportations to Siberia and Kazakhstan; relations between Jewish and Christian residents during the Soviet occupation; being arrested twice; the arrival of German forces; hearing about the mass killing of Tykocin’s Jewish community; Poles who helped hide Jewish people; partisan activities; being forced to clean out the Bialystok ghetto after its liquidation; Polish people moving into empty Jewish houses; and postwar relations between Jews and Christians.

Interviewee
Jan Zimnoch
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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