Born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1952, Sarah Popowski is the daughter of Holocaust survivors Paula Kornblum Popowski and Henry Popowski. They both came from the Polish town of Kaluszcyn but did not meet until they were living in a Displaced Persons (DP) Camp in Germany after World War II. Having avoided deportation from Kaluszcyn by volunteering for hard labor in 1942, Paula escaped from the labor camp with aid from a righteous gentile and hid with her sister in southern Poland under a false identity. Henry spent the duration of the war with partisans, avoiding capture by the Germans. After marrying in the DP camp, Paula and Henry emigrated to the United States in 1949 and settled in Charleston where they raised their four children. Sarah Popowski lives in Atlanta and recorded her oral history interview at Kennesaw State University in August 2022.
Sarah Popowski Interview, 2022-08-29, Legacy Series Oral History Program, 2013-, KSU/14/05/03/001, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University.
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