Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Herman Marczak - May 12, 1982


This is a recording of Mr. Herman Marczak taken at his home in Southfield, Michigan on May 12, 1982 and the interviewer is Mrs. Eva Lipton.

Can you tell me your name and where you were born?

My name is Herman Marczak, I was born in Złoczew, Poland, January 25, 1920, but we came--my whole family lived in Zduńska Wola and my parents moved back there when I was a very small child, so I grew up in Zduńska Wola and practically since I can remember until 1939 and thereafter during the war from 1939 'til 1942.

Uh-huh, so you lived there most of your childhood.

Yeah, most, most of my growing up years in Zduńska Wola.

Okay, uh...

Not most--practically all of them.

All of them.


Uh, what was the name of the city that you were born in?

Złoczew, that was a small town. My mother's--came from that little town.


Yeah, Złocz...Z-l-o-v-e-w, something like that.


My mother come from that little town. It was about not, not too far away, about an hours away.

Uh-huh. Can you tell me...

That, that whole area was located in, in western Poland, close to the German border.

Somewhere near Łódż?


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