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Oral history interview with Mendel Chulew

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

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    Oral history interview with Mendel Chulew


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Mendel Chulew
    Mr. William B. Helmreich
    interview:  1989 July 26

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Chulew, Mendel, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Mr. William B. Helmreich
    The interview with Mendel Chulew was conducted on July 26, 1989 for William B. Helmreich's book "Against all odds: Holocaust survivors and the successful lives they made in America." The interview was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on October 30, 1992.
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