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Oral history interview with Maria Medwit

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.100 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0100

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Maria Medwit, born in 1909 in Przemyśl, Poland, describes the prewar community of Przemyśl; life under Soviet occupation; life under German occupation; securing the release of her brother who had been arrested; witnessing a local policeman murder a Jewish man; the ghetto in Przemyśl; sheltering a Jewish child for a period of time during the war; her neighbor hiding a Jewish family; the liquidation of the Przemyśl ghetto, including the looting of Jewish owned belongings by local townspeople; the sight of carts filled with corpses; her postwar contact with the Jewish girl she hid during the war; and a medal her family received for hiding a Jewish child.

Interviewee
Maria Medwit
Date
1999 July 13  (interview)
Language
Polish
Extent
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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