Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Henry Konstam - October 25, 1991


The following is an interview with Mr. Henry Konstam at his home in West Bloomfield, Michigan on the morning of October 25, 1991. The interviewer is Sidney Bolkosky.

Could you tell me your name please and where you were born?

My name is Henry Konstam. I was born in Poland, in uh, Łódź, Poland. And, uh...

You were born right in Łódź or...

I was born in Łódź in fact, and later on we lived in Ozorkow, which is about uh, fifteen miles uh, away from there. Uh, and uh, I uh, was schooled there and I learned there and I... Later on I had my own business. Uh, I had uh, again uh, the uh, I uh, was a textile. And I uh, had before the war my own textile factory in Łódź at the age of about uh, seventeen, and eighteen. I employed eighteen people already. And uh, I was progressing pretty good in business.

What was your Yiddish name?


Herschel Konstam.

Herschel Konstam, yeah.

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