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Oral history interview with Bella Mischkinsky

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

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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.

Interviewee
Bella Mischkinsky
Interviewer
Arwin Donohue
Date
1998 June 23  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:44:34
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