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Oral history interview with Pinkus Kurnedz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1285.26 | RG Number: RG-50.149.0026

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    Oral history interview with Pinkus Kurnedz


    Interview Summary
    Pinkus Kurnedz, born March 15, 1928, describes life in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland during the 1930s; his family background and education; the relations between Poles and Jews; antisemitism; his father's involvement with the Zionist movement; the German entry into Piotrkow Trybunalski in September 1939; life in Piotrkow Trybunalski under the German occupation; the increase in Polish antisemitism; restrictions against Jews; the creation of the ghetto and life there; the confiscation of Jewish businesses and property; the deportation of Jews in 1942; working in the Hortensia glass factory from 1942 to 1944; conditions in the factory; being interned at Czestochowa from 1944 to 1945; working in an ammunition factory; food rations; obtaining extra food; the evacuation of the camp; the journey to Buchenwald; his internment at Buchenwald and conditions there; deaths in the camp; the procedure on arrival; clothing; forced labor at an ammunitions factory near Colditz, Germany; stealing food; marching to Theresienstadt, Czechoslovakia in 1945; his uncle's illness; the liberation of Theresienstadt; the problems of inmates overeating; the initial chaos upon liberation; revenge on a Kapo; the reaction of inmates to the arrival of Russians; the kindness of a Russian soldier; his immigrating to Great Britain in 1945; adapting to normal life; his reflections on his Holocaust experience; the long term effects of his experience; and his attitude towards Germans and Poles.
    Pinkus Kurnedz
    interview:  1987 March 23

    Physical Details

    3 sound cassettes (90 min.).

    Rights & Restrictions

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    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Permission to copy and/or use recordings in any production must be granted by the Imperial War Museums.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kurnedz, Pinkus, 1928-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Imperial War Museum
    The interview was conducted by the Imperial War Museum as part of their retrospective oral history interview program. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum acquired a copy of the interview with Pinkus Kurnedz from the Imperial War Museum in February 1995.
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