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Oral history interview with Abraham Pasternak

Oral History | Accession Number: 1993.A.0089.24 | RG Number: RG-50.155.0024

Abraham Pasternak, born in 1924 in Beclean, Romania, describes his parents and siblings; the religious practices in his family; the Jewish community; the Hungarian occupation; restrictions placed on Jews; being forced out of Beclean and sent to Daiysh (possibly Dej, Romania); the forcing of Jewish men to shave off their beards; being sent to Auschwitz and life there; being sent to Schlieben and his work there; his work in Zeitz, Germany (Tröglitz concentration camp); being sent to Buchenwald for two months; being separated from his brothers; life in Buchenwald; religious practices in the camp; being beaten by a SS woman; food rations in the camp; life in Theresienstadt and reuniting with his brothers; liberation; returning to Beclean; going to Hungary and then the United States; and settling in Detroit, MI.

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Abraham Pasternak
Sidney M. Bolkosky
interview:  1982 May 11
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:32:45
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