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Oral history interview with Piotr Ferenc

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.169 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0169

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Piotr Ferenc, born in 1921 in Kańkowo, Poland, describes his family and life under German occupation; the treatment of Polish civilans by German forces; his work for the Polish Home Army delivering information across the German-Soviet border; a mass murder of Jews in Zaręby Kościelne, Poland by German forces; his arrest by a Polish policeman and transfer to Treblinka concentration camp; conditions in Treblinka; his illness which caused his release from the concentration camp in 1942; his work on the railway in Malkinia, Poland to avoid deportation to Germany; witnessing transports of Jews to Treblinka; his interactions with Jewish forced laborers from Treblinka; joining the military and fighting alongside Soviet forces; and his postwar meeting with a Polish policeman who was a collaborator, and his decision to not report him.

Interviewee
Piotr Ferenc
Date
2002 July 17  (interview)
Language
Polish
Extent
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
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:06:33
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