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Oral history interview with Jerzy Czyźewski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.139 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0139

Jerzy Czyźewski, born in Warsaw, Poland in 1931, discusses living on Zelażna Street overlooking the small ghetto; smuggling food into the ghetto; wearing a Star of David armband in the ghetto; bribing guards; hunger and violence in the ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto; suicides during the ghetto’s liquidation; the killing of a Jewish man who tried to escape the ghetto; reflections on his behavior towards Jews as a child; the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; being wounded during the Warsaw Uprising; and his parents’ deportation to concentration camps after the Warsaw Uprising.

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Jerzy Czyzewski
interview:  2002 June 19
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:42
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