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Oral history testimony of Jim Chaim Charles Kaliski

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.476.5 | RG Number: RG-50.904.0005

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Jim Kaliski describes growing up in Etterbeek, Belgium; his Polish Jewish family; how in 1942, at the age of thirteen, he accompanied his father in all his movements; listening to Yiddish conversations and hearing the despair of the people and their sense of abandonment; his father’s deportation in February 1944 and death in Auschwitz; his readings and conversations about the Holocaust; being encouraged to draw by his sister Sarah, who is a painter; working with ink and combining writing and drawing; and expanding the subject matter of his work to represent the persecution of other people such as the Armenians.

Alternate Title
"Jim d'Etterbeek and the Holocaust"
Interviewee
Jim C. Kaliski
Interviewer
Isabelle Pleskoff
Date
2014 January 12  (interview)
Language
French
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Isabelle Pleskoff on behalf of the Musée d'art et d'histoire du judaïsme
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