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Oral history interview with Antoni Tomczuk

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.80 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0080

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Antonin Tomczyk, born in Sanów, Poland in 1923, discusses being arrested in retaliation for the theft of property from German forces; being taken to work in Treblinka; the German and Ukrainian guards at the camp; the camp’s physical description, including its size and the number of barracks; the breakdown of work in the camp between simple labor for Poles and specialized craft work for Jews; the Jewish men, women, and children in the camp; meeting Jewish prisoners from his hometown; working in Treblinka’s stable; the small German force that ran the camp with Ukrainian help; relations among the prisoners in the camp; being allowed to choose a wife from among the last transport of Jewish people from the Warsaw Ghetto; the gassing process; the burning of bodies; the Treblinka Uprising; changes in how the camp was run after the uprising; escapes; and his release from the camp.

Interviewee
Antoni Tomczuk
Date
1999 July 08  (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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