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Oral history interview with Enrique Chelminsky

Oral History | Accession Number: 2016.417.3 | RG Number: RG-50.958.0003

Enrique Chelminsky, born in Klodawa, Poland, discusses his father’s immigration to Mexico when Enrique was two years old; going with his mother and sister to Mexico three years after his father; living in Minatitlan; hearing about Kristallnacht; learning about the extent of the Holocaust in 1945; his mother losing three brothers during the war; attending a Yiddish high school; studying medicine; traveling with his wife to Israel for their honeymoon in 1955; visiting Klodawa and not finding any memorials; visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau on that trip as well; and his life in Mexicali, Mexico.


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Interviewee
Enrique Chelminsky
Interviewer
Alexander Chelminsky
Date
interview:  2005 December
Geography
creation: Mexico
Language
Spanish
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alexander Chelminsky
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:38:18
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