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Oral history interview with Leizor Kalowski and Sonia Kalowski

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2020.16.1 | RG Number: RG-90.114.0001

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    Oral history interview with Leizor Kalowski and Sonia Kalowski


    Interview Summary
    Leizor Kalowski (born on June 15, 1916 in Lodz, Poland) and Sonia Kalowski (born on July 22, 1919 [possibly 1916] in Lodz, Poland), discuss their marriage in 1939 after the Germans invaded Poland; surviving the Lodz ghetto; having a child; leaving Poland in the fall of 1945; journeying through Czechoslovakia and Austria into West Germany where the US Army placed them in the Bensheim displaced persons camp; immigrating to the United States in 1951 with the support of HIAS; settling in Providence, RI; their work supporting the family; having another son in 1955; retiring in 1981; and their children and grandchildren.
    Leizor Kalowski
    Sonia Kalowski
    Nathan Kalowski
    interview:  2005
    creation: Brookline (Mass.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nathan Kalowski

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    4 digital files : wmv.

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    Nathan Kalowski donated his interview with his parents Leizor and Sonia Kalowski to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in January 2020.
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    2023-11-16 10:05:05
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