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Oral history interview with Robert A. Belfer

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.75 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0506

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Robert A. Belfer, born in 1935 in Kraków, Poland, discusses growing up in a somewhat religious family; his father’s decision to leave Poland for business reasons right before the German invasion; his mother’s attempts to get her children out of Poland to Spain, Cuba, and finally the United States; reuniting with his father in Brooklyn and attending public school without knowing any English; studying the Holocaust; the family members who he lost during the Holocaust; meeting his wife; helping his father cope with the early death of his mother; and his grandchildren who are curious about his experiences during the war.

Interviewee
Robert A. Belfer
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2006 April 20  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
Interview funded in part by a grant from Katharine M. and Leo S. Ullman.
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