Consisting of audio taped interviews with Walter J. Ciszek, SJ, this collection documents the American-born Jesuit's life, ca. 1938-1963. Discussed are: his mission work in Poland and Russia, 1938-1941; arrest by Soviet secret police in 1941; imprisonment in Moscow and Siberia; and eventual release and return to the United States in 1963. The interviews are contained on 9 tapes. The tapes give no indication, either on their face or by their content, of their recording date. However, an accompanying packing label states that they were recorded: 'Upon [Father Ciszek's] return from Russia.' There is similarly no indication of the identity of Ciszek's interviewer.

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