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Oral history interview with Błazej Jaczyński

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.108 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0108

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

Błazej Jaczyński, born in 1924 in Wlesna, Poland, describes life under the occupation by Soviet and then German forces; the arrest, trial, and release of his father in 1939; the treatment of the Jewish community under German occupation; the formation of the Wlesna ghetto in 1942; Polish volksdeutsche who assisted German forces; the mass shooting of the Jewish community; the looting and destruction of Jewish homes and belongings; a Polish blacksmith who saved a Jewish man; and helping a young Polish boy and his uncle escape from Majdanek concentration camp.

Interviewee
Blazej Jaczynski
Date
1999 October 05  (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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