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Oral history interview with Mieczyslaw Madejski

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2004.42 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0074

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    Oral history interview with Mieczyslaw Madejski


    Interview Summary
    Mieczyslaw Madejski, born in Warsaw, Poland on June 26, 1923, describes his Catholic upbringing; how his advanced proficiency in the German language and training in scouting helped him survive the war; the “Volksdeutsche”; Polish citizens who felt as if they were German and the “Herrfolke”; how his family saved twelve Jews during the war; his experiences with the Zegota; his membership in the Armia Krajowa, the Polish Home Army; his battalion receiving a medal from Yad Vashem for their efforts during the Warsaw Uprising; how he and his wife left Poland in 1968 to immigrate to the United States; his unusual circumstance of having been declared dead due to mistaken identity; belonging to a Polish veterans’ group; how his studies in mechanical engineering eventually got him the position as the head of the x-ray department at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, NY; and his feelings about war and his hopes for a peaceful world for his grandchildren.
    Mieczyslaw Madejski
    Anne Feibelman
    interview:  2004 January 30
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Mieczyslaw (Michael) Madejski on January 30, 2004. The interview was received by the Archives Branch in February 2004.
    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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