Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Stanley Fidler

UNO student Andrew Fidler interviewed his father Stanley Fidler on April 12, 1977 about his life before, during, and after World War II. Stanley Fidler was a Polish citizen who was removed to a forced labor camp where he worked in two different coal mines and then later was sent to a concentration camp at the end of WWII. Fidler spoke about his life in Poland before the war, how he was imprisoned in the camps, his eventual freedom, and immigration to the United States. The Fidlers settled in Omaha, and Stanley switched jobs several times trying to find the best position which would enable him to provide for his family. At the end of the interview Stanley Fidler spoke about his current opinions and attitudes toward the countries involved in World War II and what his home country of Poland was like in the 1970s. Fidler finished the interview discussing Polish American heritage., UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections, 01:44:43
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Abstract/Description: UNO student Andrew Fidler interviewed his father Stanley Fidler on April 12, 1977 about his life before, during, and after World War II. Stanley Fidler was a Polish citizen who was removed to a forced labor camp where he worked in two different coal mines and then later was sent to a concentration camp at the end of WWII. Fidler spoke about his life in Poland before the war, how he was imprisoned in the camps, his eventual freedom, and immigration to the United States. The Fidlers settled in Omaha, and Stanley switched jobs several times trying to find the best position which would enable him to provide for his family. At the end of the interview Stanley Fidler spoke about his current opinions and attitudes toward the countries involved in World War II and what his home country of Poland was like in the 1970s. Fidler finished the interview discussing Polish American heritage.
Subject(s): History
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Immigrants -- Nebraska -- Omaha -- History
Immigrants -- United States
Immigrants -- Nebraska -- Omaha -- Interviews
World War, 1939-1945
Audiocassettes
Oral histories (document genres)
Date Created: 1977-04-12

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