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Oral history interview with Bella Mischkinsky

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0109 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0017

Bella Mischkinsky discusses her childhood in Łódź, Poland; traveling to the Russian-occupied territory with her father; being taken in by a woman in the ghetto of Oashmiani; antisemitism in Poland; living in different ghettos; meeting her husband in Kaiserwald; being transported to Stutthof and then Magdeburg; her liberation and her life in a war zone; reuniting with her family; her job helping others immigrate to the United States; her own immigration to the United States; living in Peoria, Illinois, and then moving to New York; her life in New York; the process for seeking restitution for her forced labor; coping with her memory of the Holocaust; her views on the Cold War and the Civil Rights movement; the loss of her first husband and her marriage to another Holocaust survivor; traveling throughout the world; and revisiting the ghettos where she once lived.

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Mrs. Bella Mischkinsky
Arwin Donohue
interview:  1998 June 23
Oral histories.
4 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:28:07
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