Lewinski, Jorge. (1 of 14). Oral History of British Photography.

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    2004-04-02 and 2004-04-07

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    interviewee's home, London.

  • Interviewees

    Lewinski, Jorge (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Read, Shirley (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 1. Born in Lvov, then in Poland now in the Ukraine. Description of and comments on family background and parents marriage; mother's re-marriage; growing up with maternal grandparents in a village in the Ukraine; loss of the family money; return of mother and living with her and stepfather. He spoke Ukrainian and Polish as a child, discussion of the Polish/Ukrainian situation then and now though Jorge Lewinski (JL) believes it had no obvious impact on his childhood. At gymnasium in Warsaw when war broke out. Description of his feelings about Poland and England and his love for England. Description of his relationships with his father, mother, stepfather and aunt and what happened to them. In Warsaw till January 1940 then stepfather, his brother and JL decided to try and escape to the Russian part of Poland, were betrayed by their guide and arrested. Prison in Karkov for about 8 months then trial.

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