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Oral history interview with Władysław Szumlak

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.197 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0197

Władysław Szumlik, born in Pętkowice, Poland, discusses the lives and fates of individual Jewish families in his village; Jewish life in nearby Tarłów, Poland; Polish villagers' attempts to hide Jewish people; the atmosphere of fear; ethnic relations during the war; Jews who joined the Home Army (Armia Krajowa); his interactions with Jewish partisan members; German restrictions on the Jewish community; the order for the local government leader to organize the deportation of the Jewish community; details of the deportation; and Jewish children in hiding.

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Wladyslaw Szumlak
interview:  2003 December 11
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:43
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