Israel Unikowski

  • Recording Date: August 2, 1946
  • Duration: 1:18:30
  • Spools: 17, 18
  • Location: Fontenay-aux-Roses, France; Chateau de Boucicaut; OSE home for adolescents
  • Languages: German

Biographical Information

  • Name: Israel Unikowski
  • Age: 18
  • Birthplace: Kalisz, Poland
  • Gender: male
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Nationality: Poland
  • Marital Status: unmarried
  • Tattoo: B-7687
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: unknown
  • Interned At: Lódź Ghetto, Birkenau, Budy, Buchenwald
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: Weimar, Germany
  • Liberated By: United States

Commentary

 The events narrated in this interview offer a glimpse of life in the large urban ghettos of Poland. Had Israel Unikowsky been a bit younger, he probably would not have survived. His initiative and native intelligence helped, but without the ability to work in ghetto and camp his chances were ... Read full commentary »