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Oral history interview with Marian Pietrzak

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.74 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0074

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Marian Pietrzak, born in Siedlce, Poland in 1932, discusses living in Sokolów, Poland during the war; the establishment of a ghetto; being issued a pass to go into the ghetto; hunger in the ghetto; education in the ghetto; his father’s efforts to provide information to the ghetto's residents about killing centers; the Jewish community of Sokolów being forced to build Treblinka; their murder; the role of German, Ukrainian, and Polish police in the ghetto’s liquidation; German efforts to fill Jewish houses, the auction Jewish property, and destruction of the Jewish cemetery; and postwar relations between Jews and Christians.

Interviewee
Marian Pietrzak
Date
1999 July 07  (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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