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Oral history interview with Magdalena Grodzka-Gużkowska

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.214 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0214

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Magdalena Grodzka-Gużkowska, born in Warsaw, Poland in 1925, discusses living near the Czechoslovak border when the war broke out; the chaos of the German invasion; seeing German forces humiliate Jewish people; returning to Krakow, Poland; finishing her studies at an underground school; witnessing the arrest of professors; joining the underground because of her language abilities; her work finding collaborators and informers who were to be executed; the arrests and deaths of her family members, including her father who was called to London by the Polish government in exile; going into hiding; witnessing the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto; witnessing the Warsaw Uprising; taking care of a young Jewish boy; his death; and her feelings about women in the resistance.

Interviewee
Magdalena Grodzka-Guzkowska
Date
2005 April 20  (interview)
Language
Polish
Extent
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:09:20
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