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"My Perplexing Past"

Document | Accession Number: 2008.245.1

Consists of one memoir, 76 pages, entitled "My Perplexing Past," by Edward Bendik (Eduard Beinhacker), who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1932. He describes his childhood in Malacky and his memories of the German occupation of Malacky. He transcribes his mother's recollections of their escape from Czechoslovakia through Hungary to Italy, and their ocean passage to the United States, arriving on December 24, 1939. He describes growing up in the Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City, the family's naturalization, college and military experiences, marriage, children, law school, and professional life. He also describes some of his surviving relatives with whom he has reunited.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edward Bendik
Record last modified: 2021-11-15 08:50:15
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