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Oral testimony of Jim Chaim Charles Kaliski

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

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.

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Alternate Title
"Jim d'Etterbeek and the Holocaust"
Jim C. Kaliski
Isabelle Pleskoff
interview:  2014 January 12
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Musée d'art et d'histoire du judaïsme
Record last modified: 2021-03-09 14:37:09
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