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Oral history interview with Stanley Volansky

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1807 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1807

Stanley Volansky discusses his experiences in the Lodz Ghetto beginning in 1940; starvation in the ghetto; being deported to Auschwitz in August 1944 and his experiences there; being transferred to a labor camp (unnamed) in early 1945; his experiences in the camp and the terrible conditions; his experiences in Poland after liberation; enlisting in the Polish (or Russian) Army in order to be able to move around the country; his escape from Poland to Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Italy, where he worked for Bricha (an underground organization that helped Jewish Holocaust survivors escape post-World War II Europe for Palestine); his education in Germany from 1948 to 1951; and his immigration to the United States.


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Interviewee
Stanley Volansky
Date
interview:  1979 May 01
Language
English
Extent
3 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2021-01-07 19:48:41
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