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Oral history interview with Bella Simon Pasternak

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0356 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0081

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    Oral history interview with Bella Simon Pasternak


    Interview Summary
    Bella Simon Pasternak, born in 1928, discusses her liberation from Auschwitz by Russians; walking home to Hungary during the winter; being hospitalized with frostbite and starvation; living in a displaced persons camp in Innsbruck, Austria; immigrating to the United States in 1946; her first impressions of the U.S.; Americans’ disbelief at her experiences; meeting her husband, who was also a survivor; her religious views becoming more orthodox; desiring to immigrate to Israel; coping with the Holocaust many years after it occurred and still experiencing nightmares; and how important her grandchildren are to her.
    Mrs. Bella S. Pasternak
    Esther Finder
    interview:  1997 October 22
    creation: Rockville (Md.)

    Physical Details

    2 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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