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Oral history interview with Boleslaw Brodecki

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2003.206 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0070

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    Oral history interview with Boleslaw Brodecki


    Interview Summary
    Boleslaw Brodecki discusses his experience as a prisoner in Mauthausen; his time in Czechoslovakia after his liberation from Theresienstadt; living in a resettlement camp in Landsberg, Germany; working as a policemen; meeting his wife and starting a family; immigrating to the United States; segregation and civil rights in the United States; moving to Richmond, Virginia; working in a tobacco factory; becoming an American citizen; working for Circuit City; the American Jewish Club; antisemitism in the United States; Zionism and his views on Israel; speaking publicly about his experiences during the Holocaust; how the memory of his experiences during the Holocaust has affected his daily life; and his views on contemporary acts of genocide.
    Boleslaw Brodecki
    Neenah Ellis
    interview:  2003 July 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Boleslaw Brodecki on July 26, 2003. The interview was received by the Archives Branch in September 2003.
    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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