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Oral history interview with Mendel Chulew

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0128.13 | RG Number: RG-50.165.0013

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Medel Chulew, born in 1924 in Rymanow, Poland, discusses arriving in New York, NY in 1951; fleeing to Siberia with his family during the war; his two brothers; living in Kenosha, Wisconsin; getting into the furniture business; his first impressions on New York and living in Sunnyside; attending social events hosted by the HIAS; moving to Kenosha and feeling isolated; being involved in the Jewish community; his children; speaking to his brother in Yiddish; his religious observations; feeling sympathetic towards the civil rights movement; speaking in schools about Judaism; how his experiences in Siberia influenced his business practices; how he worked for the director of the displaced persons commission after the war; how marrying another survivor has affected his life; and his general thoughts on his Holocaust experience.

Interviewee
Mendel Chulew
Interviewer
William B. Helmreich
Date
1989 July 26  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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