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Oral history interview with Paul Wos

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

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.

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Paul Wos
Joan Ringelheim
interview:  2003 April 08
Oral histories.
9 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:36:10
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