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Oral history interview with Jerzy Glówczewski

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2013.82.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0699

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    Oral history interview with Jerzy Glówczewski


    Interview Summary
    Jerzy Glówczewski, born in 1922 to a gentry family, describes escaping Poland as a teenager soon after the Nazi and Soviet invasion; fleeing to Romania with his stepfather, and eventually making his way to Palestine via Turkey; graduating from the Polish high school in Tel Aviv; being accepted into the Polish Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade; volunteering to serve in the air force in 1942; undergoing flight training in Britain; being posted to fly Spitfires in the No. 308 "City of Krakow" Polish Fighter Squadron in 1944; shooting down a Focke-Wulf 190 in January 1945 at his unit’s base in Ghent, Belgium; flying over 100 missions against the Germans during the latter half of the war; and writing his memoirs, The Accidental Immigrant.
    Jerzy Glówczewski
    Navazelskis, Ina
    interview:  2013 May 07

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    Administrative Notes

    Ina Navazelskis, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Jerzy Glówczewski in Brooklyn, NY on May 7, 2013.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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