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Oral history interview with Bronislaw Zajbert

Oral History | Accession Number: 2017.284.2 | RG Number: RG-50.986.0002

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Bronislaw Zajbert, born April 18, 1933 in Lódz, Poland, describes his childhood in Lódz; being part of a secular Jewish middle-class family; speaking only Polish at home; his father, who worked in a textile factory while his mother had a store of baby clothing; the good relations with non-Jewish neighbors and having no memories of antisemitism until the invasion of Lódz by the Germans; being sent to the Lódz ghetto in 1940 with his parents and younger brother (a baby at that time); working in a factory and surviving with his family in the ghetto until Lódz was liberated in 1945; conditions in the ghetto and the sacrifices his father made to save them; living in Lódz for a few years until they were able to immigrate to Caracas, Venezuela; studying in Venezuela and moving to the United States to attend college; returning to Venezuela for several years; meeting his wife; and resettling in Mexico City in 1960.

Interviewee
Bronislaw Zajbert
Interviewer
Dr. Yael Siman
Date
2017 April 05  (interview)
Geography
creation : Mexico City (Mexico)
Language
Spanish
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yael Siman on behalf of Nenemi Paxia - Sinergias Educativas A.C.
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Record last modified: 2018-11-09 15:14:54
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