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Oral history interview with Bernard Pasternak

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.106.0080

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    Oral history interview with Bernard Pasternak


    Interview Summary
    Bernard Pasternak, born August 17, 1924 in Viseu de Sus, Romania, describes being on a death march when he was liberated from Buchenwald by American soldiers; surviving typhus and starvation; receiving help from General Patton’s army; reuniting with his three sisters and their attempts to locate their father, eventually learning that he had been killed when Theresienstadt was bombed; returning to their village in Romania and being well-received; earning a certificate in electric work in 1948 in the displaced persons camp in Salzburg, Austria and much later becoming a metallurgic engineer; arriving in New York City in December of 1949; meeting his wife; his involvement in union matters at work; his three sons and the involvement of their children in Holocaust education; his Zionist faith; and following Israeli politics and culture.
    Mr. Bernard Pasternak
    Esther Finder
    interview:  1997 October 22
    creation: Rockville (Md.)

    Physical Details

    3 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Esther Finder, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on October 22, 1997 in Rockville, MD.
    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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