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Oral history interview with Jadwiga Chwil

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.132 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0132

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    Oral history interview with Jadwiga Chwil


    Interview Summary
    Jadwiga Chwil, born in Wawolnica, Poland in 1931, discusses the creation of a labor camp at Poniatowa; the German and Ukrainian guards at the camp; her family’s involvement in smuggling fake IDs to Jews in the ghetto; the car her family used to transport Jewish escapees out of Poniatowa; witnessing individual murders; hearing gunshots during the liquidation of the camp; and the burning of the victims' corpses.
    Jadwiga Chwil
    interview:  2002 June 17
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Chwil, Jadwiga.

    Administrative Notes

    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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