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Oral history interview with Helena Kubowicz Knapczyk

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

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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.

Interviewee
Ms. Helena K. Knapczyk
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
2013 May 10  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
digital files : MPEG-4.
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Record last modified: 2018-06-19 14:28:33
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