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Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Stanley Fidler, Interview Date: 1977 April 12, Date Digitized: 2/2/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au007

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Interview Date: 1977 April 12
  • Date Digitized: 2/2/2017


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Users are required to listen the streaming audio available online. Due to their fragile nature, the original audiocassettes may not be played in Archives & Special Collections.


1 Cassettes

Materials Specific Details


Materials Specific Details

Original format: cassette tape; Digital format: mp3


Interviewer: Andrew S. Fidler


Runtime: 01:44:43

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States