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Oral history interview with Henry Bialowas

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.445 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0512

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Henry Bialowas, born in 1917, describes his childhood in Stopnica and Lódz, Poland; living in predominately Jewish areas but experiencing antisemitism; his participation in the Labor Zionist youth group; the German invasion and bombing of Lódz; his attempted escape to Russia and being stuck in between Russia and Germany; sending food into the ghetto where his parents and sister stayed; taking Russian citizenship to escape; his participation in the black market; his move into the Baranavichy ghetto and his participation in a resistance group; his return to Lódz and discovering that most of his family had died; meeting his future wife right after the war and staying in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp with her; and immigrating to the United States.

Interviewee
Mr. Henry Bialowas
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2006 December 04  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
11 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
Interview made possible by a grant from the Lerner Family Foundation.
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