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Oral history interview with Józef Paczesny

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.157 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0157

Józef Paczesny, born in Lutomirów, Poland in 1930, discusses living in Kolo, Poland during the war; being taken for forced labor near Chelmno, Poland in 1942; hearing from locals about gas vans at the beginning of the war; the regular arrival of transports intended for the gas chambers; the arrival process; the atmosphere of fear; the organized theft of clothing; conditions for Jewish prisoners; beatings and hunger; leaving food for the prisoners; the arrival of transports from the Łódź ghetto; and individual murders.

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Jozef Paczesny
interview:  2002 July 13
3 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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