Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Benjamin Fisk - November 8, 1982


The following is an interview with Mr. Benjamin Fisk at his home in Oak Park Michigan on the evening of November the 8th, 1982. Donna Miller is the interviewer.

Can you uh, tell me your name and when and where you born?

September 26th 1922. My name is Ben or Berck Fiszlinski is my name I was born with.

Okay, how do you spell that?

B-E-R-C-K. Fiszlinski, F-I-S-Z-L-I-N-S-K-I.

And you were born where?

Sosnowiec, Poland.

Okay. Can you um, describe your life before the war? Tell me...

Well, it was no easy life. You know, we were seven children. We lived in one room with a kitchen, you know. My father had a little, like a dairy farm, you know, and most of us had a take, you know. There were two type--four brothers and three sisters.

Four brothers and three sisters?

Two were tailors and two were carpenters. My oldest brother--he lives in Israel--he's alive. And one sister that's alive that lives in France. She was here two years ago to visit us.

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