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Oral history interview with Dr. Kodjinski

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.73.29 | RG Number: RG-50.569.0029

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Doctor Kodjinski, born in 1918 in Kraków, Poland, describes his childhood; attending medical school and starting his third year at the beginning of the war; being sent to a quarantine unit of the Polish Red Cross; joining an underground organization; being sent to Montelope to administer prisoners; his underground activites; his capture in 1941 and being sent to Auschwitz; becoming an official nurse in Auschwitz; being transferred to Mauthausen, where American forces liberated him; the prevalence of typhus in the camps; receiving medications through the underground to help camp inmates; and his memories of witnessing prisoner escapes from the camps.

Interviewee
Dr. Kodjinski
Date
1975 May 26  (interview)
Language
German
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).