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Oral history interview with Helena Kubowicz Knapczyk

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.86.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0703

Helena Kubowicz Knapczyk, born in Niedźwiedza, Poland, describes being deported in 1940 as a young girl with her family to the forced labor gold mining camp Pidhorodek near Krasnoyarsk, Russia; her release from the labor camp in September 1941; leaving the Soviet Union with two of her sisters and her father; immediately being separated from her family and arriving in Iran; living in orphanages in Asia and East Africa for six years; immigrating to the United Kingdom and then the United States after the war.


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Interviewee
Ms. Helena K. Knapczyk
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
interview:  2013 May 10
Language
English
Extent
2 digital files : MPEG-4.
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-27 12:51:06
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