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Oral history interview with Bernard Pasternak

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0177

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    Oral history interview with Bernard Pasternak


    Interview Summary
    Bernard Pasternak, born on August 17, 1924 in Viseu de Sus, Romania, describes growing up in a Jewish family; moving into a ghetto with his family in 1940 and one month later being deported to Auschwitz; spending another month in Auschwitz and then going to Jawischowitz, a sub-camp of Auschwitz, to be a mechanic in a coal mine; going on a death march into Czechoslovakia in December 1944 and then being transported by train to Buchenwald, where he arrived in January 1945; staying in Buchenwald for a few days and then going to one of its sub-camps Ohrdruf, where he worked in a quarry; working in the quarry for a few months until he returned to Buchenwald, where he was liberated by the United States Army; traveling to Budapest, Hungary after his liberation; and immigrating to the United States in December 1949.
    Mr. Bernard Pasternak
    Sandra Bradley
    interview:  1994 April 21
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    Sandra Bradley, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Bernard Pasternak on April 20, 1994.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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