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871, LO/235/186
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Dobski, B., 1920 - , Interviewee, Male, Retail Merchant;
Speaker: van Heender, N, Interviewer,

Summary of interview item: Recalls early life in Poland before the Second World War and work in wholesale. Describes joining the army and the effects of war on himself his father and his country. Recalls having to retrain as forced labour in ship building. Describes his escape to Italy and joining the Free Polish Forces. Details resettlement in Britain after the war and difficulty getting work. Talks about eventually getting work at the University of Leicester as a technician. Talks about retirement and involvement in Polish organizations and the Polish Government in exile. Mentions the Polish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith in London.
Place of birth: Danzig, Poland
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 20/12/1985
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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