Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Pauline Kleinberg - October 28, 1982


The following interview with Mrs. Pauline Kleinberg was held on October 28, 1982 at her home in Oak Park, Michigan. The interviewer is Arthur Kirsch.

Uh, did you--was it Dr. Krystal that you talked to?

No, Dr. Dento Oh, at first I was, Dr. uh, Tanay, and then I was going to a psychiatrist, Dr. Dento.


I didn't, I didn't go back. I was once or twice and I, I couldn't take it.


But I've been to Doctor, uh, Tanay.

First of all, tell me your name, and spell it so we have it on the tape.

Pauline, P-a-u-l-i-n-e K-l-e-i-n-b-e-r-g.

Okay, and your...

Want my maiden name?

Yeah, sure.

Pariser. P-a-r-i-s-i-e-r.

And uh, where were you born?

Poland, Pilica. You want the, the city, yeah?



Can you give us a little spelling on that? I know it's--I know it might be difficult...

Well, it's like Pilica, Pilica. P-i-l-i-c-a.

Okay. You understand that later on there's going to be secretaries that will be typing this out and they, they may not be acquainted with these towns.

Yeah, it's small.

Sometimes I may be asking you some questions that would seem real obvious--that I probably know the answer to...

Yeah, but you want...

...and maybe I do...

...it on the tape.


I, I understand.

Okay, thank you very much.

So you see, you know, it's kinda strange, I don't, I--we, we spent the last night where there's only two of us and uh, survivors here and there's very few of us all of the survivors. In Detroit, we're the two of us, and since we were going away, she just wouldn't say goodbye like this. We had to have it over uh, over the, you know, for dinner. I, I don't know what I was going to tell you about, about her. Just that--I, I was trying to tell you something why, why she wanted to come for dinner. We were talking--reminiscing for the three hours. And, uh...

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