Born: 1927, Izbica, Poland
Describes Izbica Jewish council (Judenrat) and German attacks (Aktionen) in Izbica [Interview: 1990]
After war began in September 1939, the Germans established a ghetto and Jewish council in Izbica. Tomasz's work in a garage initially protected him from roundups in the ghetto. In 1942 he tried to escape to Hungary, using false papers. He was caught but managed to return to Izbica. In April 1943 he and his family were deported to the Sobibor extermination camp. Tomasz escaped during the Sobibor uprising. He went into hiding, and worked as a courier in the Polish underground.
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