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Oral history interview with Benjamin Fisk

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.232.0029

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Benjamin Fisk (né Berck Fiszlinski), born September 26, 1922 in Sosnowiec, Poland, describes his family and childhood; his family’s religious life; the German occupation of Poland; working in a German factory as a carpenter until he was taken to the Srodula ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto; being sent to work as a carpenter in several camps including Sackenhoym, Bismarckshütte, Blechhammer, and Buna-Monowitz; working for IG Farben; conditions in the various camps; being injured and taken to Auschwitz; being liberated by the Russians; returning to Sosnowiec; getting married; settling in Stoffen, Germany (now in Pürgen, Germany); moving with his family to the United States in 1949; and his experienced with antisemitism in the US.

Interviewee
Benjamin Fisk
Interviewer
Donna Miller
Date
1982 November 08  (interview)
Geography
creation : Oak Park (Mich.)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes : analog.
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