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Oral history interview with Jan Philipp

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.865 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0865

The interview describes Mr. Philipp's childhood in Łódź, Poland, and his family's move to Warsaw after Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany in September 1939. Mr. Philipp relates that his family never moved to the ghetto, changed their last name several times, and lived under false identities in Warsaw. He discusses the constant fear the family experienced, his learning to pass as a Catholic, and the disappearance of his father. Mr. Philipp describes his life after the war, obtaining a degree in engineering in Gorlitz, Germany; his presumed association with the Polish Secret Service; and his multiple moves to Switzerland, Austria and the United States.

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Jan Philipp
Sara Callen
interview:  1991 November 13
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: 2020-03-26 09:36:38
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