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Oral history interview with Dr. Kodjinski

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

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    Oral history interview with Dr. Kodjinski

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    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
    interview:  1975 May 26

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    2 sound cassettes (90 min.).

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kodjinski, 1918-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Peter Wortsman conducted the interview with Dr. Kodjinski on May 26, 1975. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on September 9, 2003.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:59:06
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