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Oral history interview with Henry Abramowicz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0126.1 | RG Number: RG-50.156.0001

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    Oral history interview with Henry Abramowicz


    Interview Summary
    Henry Abramowicz, born in Łódź, Poland in 1929, describes his parents; his family’s shoe store; his brother; being nine years old when the war began; being the youngest child and his three sisters; the burning of the synagogue; his father being mobilized into the army; his family’s religious practices and involvement with the Jewish community; his interactions with non-Jews; his education; his memories of the beginning of the war; his parents’ decision to flee and staying in Łódź with his sisters; traveling through Praga (suburb of Warsaw, Poland) with his sister and 20 other Jews in December 1939; the fates of his extended family members; going to Bialstok, Poland; being sent to Siberia in the summer of 1940; the conditions in Siberia; living in a camp with other Jews; being allowed to leave in 1941; going to Ulyannas, Russia; staying in Vyanaska oblast; attending school; his father’s mobilization in the Russian Army; returning to Poland after the war and living in Klatsko; going to Germany; studying veterinarian science at the university in Giessen, Germany; studying medicine in Munich, Germany; going to the United States in the early 1950s; moving to Minnesota; his wife and children; and his thoughts on sharing his story.
    Henry Abramowicz
    Rhoda G. Lewin
    interview:  1982 June 14

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Abramowicz, Henry, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    The interview with Henry Abramowicz was conducted by Rhoda G. Lewin on June 14, 1982 as part of a Holocaust oral history project sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council, Anti-Defamation League of Minnesota and the Dakotas. The interview was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in October 1992.
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