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Oral history interview with Bernard Zelkowitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.593 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0593

Bernard Zelkowitz (né Zelkovic), born July 6, 1925 in Výškovo nad Tisou, Czechoslovakia (now Vyshkove, Ukraine), discusses his childhood in Czechoslovakia; his family life; his education; the changes he experienced after the Hungarian occupation began in 1938; being deported with his family to a ghetto and then to Auschwitz; the selection process; being separated from his family; his experiences in Auschwitz; being transferred to Bunzlau; the conditions in the camp and the work he performed; being transferred by train to Bergen-Belsen; being liberated from Bergen-Belsen by the British Army; the assistance he received from different organizations; his reunion with his brother and their return to Czechoslovakia; his service with the Czech Army; his opportunity to enter combat in the 1948 war in Israel and his military service there; his marriage and family; his immigration to the United States in 1959; and his life with his family in the US.

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Bernard Zelkowitz
Peggy Coster
interview:  1989 February 28
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2021-02-18 09:12:00
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