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Oral history interview with Jan Gołąbek

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.115 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0115

Jan Gołąbek, born in 1910 in Kracow, Poland, describes his profession as an engineer; restrictions placed upon the Jewish community during the German occupation; his family hiding a Jewish woman for the duration of the war; his involvement in the Union of Armed Struggle; his arrest by the Gestapo; his imprisonment, torture, and escape; living in hiding for the remainder of the war; a Polish captain who helped organize resistance movements; helping a Jewish woman obtain false documents which allowed her to survive the war; the liberation of Kracow by Soviet forces; and the pogrom in Kracow after the war.

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Jan Golabek
interview:  1999 October 08
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:41
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