Oral history interview with Bernard Pasternak

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • RG-50.030*0177
  • RG-50.030.0177
  • English
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

4 videocassettes NTSC Betacam SP sound, color ; 1/2 in.

overall : 0.500 in. (1.27 cm.)

overall : 0.500 in. (1.27 cm.)

overall : 0.500 in. (1.27 cm.)

Scope and Content

Bernard Pasternak was born on August 17, 1924 in Viseu de Sus, Romania and describes growing up in a Jewish family; moving into a ghetto with his family in 1940 and one month later being deported to Auschwitz; spending another month in Auschwitz and then going to Jawischowitz, a sub-camp of Auschwitz, to be a mechanic in a coal mine; going on a death march into Czechoslovakia in December 1944 and then being transported by train to Buchenwald, where he arrived in January 1945; staying in Buchenwald for a few days and then going to one of its sub-camps Ohrdruf, where he worked in a quarry; working in the quarry for a few months until he returned to Buchenwald, where he was liberated by the United States Army; traveling to Budapest after his liberation; and immigrating to the United States in December 1949.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access

Conditions Governing Reproduction

No restrictions on use


  • Record type: Oral History

  • EMU Classification: video recording





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