Udel Stopnitsky

  • Recording Date: September 12, 1946
  • Duration: 1:13:17
  • Spools: 9-122, 9-123
  • Location: Hénonville, France
  • Languages: Yiddish

Biographical Information

  • Name: Udel Stopnitsky
  • Birthplace: Będzin, Poland
  • Gender: male
  • Nationality: Poland
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: unknown
  • Interned At: Będzin Ghetto, Auschwitz, Birkenau, Gross-Rosen, Theresienstadt
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: TerezÃn, Czechoslovakia
  • Liberation Date: May 10, 1945
  • Liberated By: Russia


 The Upper Silesian city of Bedzin where Udel Stopnitsky was born in 1915 is just a few miles from the hometown of Abraham Kimmelmann, another Boder interviewee. In the 1930s it had nearly 60,000 inhabitants, about half of them Jews. Stopnitsky mentions initial German atrocities there in September 1939 but provides details only ... Read full commentary »