Location: Australia • Berlin • Brzostek • Germany • Janowska Concentration Camp • Krakow • Lwów • Missouri • Poland • St. Louis • Sydney • Szebnie Concentration Camp • United States of America • USSR • Wisniowa Concentration Camp
Experience During Holocaust: Concealed Jewish Identity • Family Died During the Holocaust • Lived in Multiple Concentration Camps • Posed as a Non-Jewish Person • Resisted the Nazi Party • Sent to Concentration Camp • Was a Forced Laborer • Was a Soldier
Listen to Adam's Oral History
A Brief Bio
Adam Szus (born Schüss), was born September 1, 1917 in Brzostek, Poland. In 1940, Mr. Szus was transported to a camp in Lublin, Poland. He escaped the camp and returned home. He fled to Russia. Adam relocated to Lwow after being caught near the Eastern front. He was transported to Janowska Concentration Camp. Mr. Szus also participated in active resistance against the Nazis as a partisan.
Adam Szus survived the war and settled in Australia in 1959.
Mapping Adam's Life
Click on the location markers to learn more about Adam.
Use the timeline below the map or the left and right keys on your keyboard to explore chronologically.
In some cases the dates below were estimated based on the oral histories.
“I was working in a Steinbruch [quarry], destroying Jewish cemeteries... we destroyed the stones for the Germans.”
- Adam Szus