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Oral history interview with Helena Kubowicz Knapczyk

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

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    Oral history interview with Helena Kubowicz Knapczyk


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Ms. Helena K. Knapczyk
    Ina Navazelskis
    interview:  2013 May 10

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    Ina Navazelskis, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Helena Kubowicz Knapczyk in Brooklyn, NY on May 10, 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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