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Oral history interview with Herman Marczak

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.232.0064

Herman Marczak, born on January 25, 1920 in Złoczew, Poland, his childhood in Zduńska Wola, Poland; the beginning of the war, at which time Herman and his family were forced into the Zduńska Wola ghetto; working and earning money at a shoe factory for a German boss; being sent with his family in 1942 to Chelmno; his transfer to the Łódż ghetto; being sent to various labor camps, including Skarżysko-Kammiena, where he worked manufacturing ammunition for the Germans; being liberated from a military base outside of Bergen-Belsen on April 25, 1945; staying in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; obtaining a letter from a doctor in the DP camp allowing him to move to Sweden, where he met his wife and had a daughter; and his family’s immigration to the United States in 1957.


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Interviewee
Herman Marczak
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes : analog.