Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Marvin Kozlowski - August 28, 2002


An interview with Marvin Kozlowski, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Dr. Sidney Bolkosky, Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Marvin Kozlowski was born in Radom, Poland in 1920. Following the German invasion of Poland, Mr. Kozlowski and his family were placed in the Radom Ghetto, where Mr. Kozlowski worked as a forced laborer for Daimler-Benz. While in the ghetto, Mr. Kozlowski's mother and three siblings were deported to the Treblinka death camp. Following the liquidation of the ghetto in 1944, Mr. Kozlowski, along with his father, were marched to Tomaszów where they were put on a train and shipped to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Upon arrival there, they were immediately sent to an unidentified labor camp in Western Germany. After a brief time, they were sent to Unterriexingen, a labor sub-kommando of Natzweiler Concentration Camp. After one month, the camp was liquidated and Marvin and his father were liberated near Osterburken, Germany, while en-route to an unknown destination.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Family
  3. Religious Life
  4. Relations with Non-Jews
  5. Radom
  6. Knowledge of Hitler
  7. Polish Government
  8. Polish Leaders
  9. Expectations of War
  10. Outbreak of War
  11. German Occupation
  12. Labor
  13. Hiding
  14. Liquidation of Radom Ghettos
  15. Munitions Factory
  16. Appell
  17. Conditions in Camp
  18. Knowledge of Death Camps
  19. Knowledge of Death Camps (continued)
  20. Daimler-Benz
  21. Liquidation of Factory
  22. Transport to Auschwitz
  23. Arrival in Birkenau
  24. Shipped West
  25. Unterriexingen
  26. Liberation
  27. Quarantine
  28. Talking about Experiences
  29. People Asking About Experience
  30. Sexual Abuse in Camps
  31. Memories
  32. Importance of Interviews
  33. Importance of Interviews (continued)
  34. Impact on Children
  35. Thoughts on Survival
  36. Conclusion

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