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Oral history interview with Isaac Mischkinsky and Bella Mischkinsky

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.269.1 | RG Number: RG-50.735.0001

Isaac Mischkinsky and Bella Mischkinsky describe their secret wedding at the work camp in Riga, Latvia; Isaac’s role overseeing the physical expansion of the camp since he was a civil engineer; the roles of Jews in the camp; Bella’s views on the effects of camp life on the inmates; their removal from Riga to other camps; being imprisoned in Germany; their arduous path to liberation; working with the HIAS in Europe after the liberation; immigrating to the United States; settling in Peoria, Illinois and then in New York City; and the attitudes of American Jews towards Jewish refugees.

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Peter Lerner
Nate Lieberman
Muriel Lieberman
interview:  approximately 1975
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Peter Lerner
Record last modified: 2020-07-09 14:35:42
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