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Oral history interview with Boleslaw Brodecki

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1269.1 | RG Number: RG-50.470.0001

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

Boleslaw "Bud" Brodecki describes being an inmate in Theresienstadt at the time of liberation; being wakened in the middle of the night to people screaming; how people did not know the war had ended; hollering to the prisoners that they were free; how the prisoners were numb and did not react; how the people still did not have food and many continued to die from dysentery and other illnesses; being taken care of by the Red Cross; being liberated by the Russians; being treated for louses; getting soup and clothing; registering to go to Russia because he did not want to return to Poland; going to a displaced persons camp in Landsberg, Germany; becoming a police officer in the camp; meeting his future wife in the camp; courting his wife while they were in the displaced persons camp; getting married in the camp and how 300 people attended, bringing food and instruments; how they got legally married in Landswood, Germany before the religious ceremony; having a son two years later; immigrating to the United States and having to get married a third time because of a legal technicality; additional details about the wedding in Landsberg; welcoming David Ben-Gurion to the camp; and trying to go to Palestine illegally.

Interviewee
Boleslaw Brodecki
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
1995 February 13  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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