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Oral history interview with Bella Simon Pasternak

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

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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.

Interviewee
Mrs. Bella S. Pasternak
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Date
1997 October 22  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
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