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Oral history interview with Paul Wos

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.241 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0480

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Paul Wos, born in 1920 in Warsaw, Poland, discusses growing up in a Catholic family; his father's knitting factory and the large number of Jewish employees that he had; antisemitism in Poland before World War II; being drafted into the Polish Army after he graduated from high school in 1939; his capture by the Soviet Army in battle in 1939 and bribing officers to obtain his release; his long journey on foot back to Warsaw where the Germans had already taken power; his difficulties finding work; his and his family's involvement in the Polish underground; his father establishing a business in the Warsaw ghetto; bringing food into the ghetto and smuggling out Jews; his participation in the Warsaw uprising in 1944; and his time in Flossenbürg concentration camp.

Interviewee
Paul Wos
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2003 April 08  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
9 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:18:02
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