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Oral history interview with Bernard Pasternak

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.106.0080

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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.

Interviewee
Mr. Bernard Pasternak
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Date
1997 October 22  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 sound cassettes (74 min.).
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