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Oral history interview with Esther Kozlowski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.710 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0710

Esther Kozlowski describes her childhood in Wrotslaw and Kielce, Poland; attending a Catholic Polish school; her marriage in 1938; the birth of her son in 1939; the outbreak of World War II; her husband's detention in a labor camp; her escape from the ghetto in August 1942 to Krakow; surviving the war years passing as a non-Jew; using false identity papers; hiding with friends in Krakow and Warsaw; her liberation in a village by the Soviet Army in September 1944; traveling to Lublin; her state of ill health and the terrible conditions in Poland after the war; her move to Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw, Poland) in 1946; living in a displaced persons camp for three years; and her immigration to the United States.


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Interviewee
Esther Kozlowski
Interviewer
Howard Felson
Evelyn Fielden
Tami Newnham
Jill Nierman
Ellen Szakal
Date
interview:  1990 August 08
interview:  1991 June 19
interview:  1991 November 19
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-08-03 11:26:27
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