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Oral testimony of Henrietta Bendik

Oral History | Accession Number: 2008.158.1 | RG Number: RG-50.840.0001

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Consists of one audio CD containing the testimony of Henrietta (Henny) Bendik (originally Beinhacker, born Weiss), originally of Malacky, Czechoslovakia. The testimony, totaling 42 minutes, is split into three parts, each recorded at separate times. In the first part, Mrs. Bendik tells the story of her immigration to the United States in 1939 with her husband, Alec, and son, Edward. The family attempted to immigrate in 1936, but it took until December 1939 for them to arrive in the United States. In the second part, Mrs. Bendik relates the story of family heirloom gold coins, which were given to her family during the Prussian war. In the third part, Mrs. Bendik remembers her childhood, her father's involvement in World War I, and the anti-Jewish persecution in 1918.

Interviewee
Henrietta Bendik
Date
1970-2000
Language
English
Extent
1 CD : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edward Bendik
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:38:04
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