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Oral history interview with Janina Drebnik

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.119 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0119
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Janina Drebnik, born in 1930 in Poland, describes life under the Soviet occupation in 1939; raids by Polish policemen to confiscate money and farm animals; life under the German occupation in Warsaw, Poland; witnessing Jewish children begging for food; German soldiers throwing a grenade in her basement; the threat that ten Polish civilian men would be killed for every German soldier killed; the poor treatment of local townspeople by Ukrainian guards; the deportation of her family to Bergen, Germany; and her time in a labor camp near Hanover, Germany, and the conditions there; and the deaths of her father and brother.

Interviewee
Janina Drebnik
Date
1999 October 09  (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:02:02
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