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8 January 1942 | 60 Poles - including 4 Jews - deported to the camp by Sipo u. SD in Cracow arrived at #Auschwitz from Montelupich Prison. Among them was Adam Kopyciński, who in May 1944 became the conductor of the camp orchestra. 1/4
Adam Kopyciński was born on August 5, 1907 in Osielec Podhalański. The Germans arrested him in Cracow on August 6, 1941. In Auschwitz, he was registered as number 25294. He became a member of the camp orchestra, where he played the piano and the lyre.
At the same time, like other prisoners of the orchestra, he was employed in various work units at the main camp - he worked as a street sweeper, and then in a potato peeling room & package post office.
During the evacuation of the camp in January 1945, Adam Kopyciński was sent to KL Mauthausen - to Melk and Ebensee sub-camps. In the latter, on May 6, 1945. he was liberated by @USArmy. After the war he was the director of @OperaWroclaw.
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