Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Berek Rothenberg - May 20, 1984





??? The lawyer, Mitch, you know him.

I know Mitch.

Now, that's what I was telling you about this father what I didn't let him beat him up. I met his father in, in Germany, Bremen. He was holding Mitch on, on his hand yeah, Mitch is my best friend here. If you see Mitch here--when they brought his father I said, "Oh no, you can't, you can't touch him." I was at Mitch bar mitzvah, Mitch wedding and his sister's wedding.

How many uh, how many Jews did you say lived in your town before the war?

About eight hundred families.

How many do you think survived?

You can count 'em on the fingers. Uh, a great portion survived in Russia. They, they left Russia. They--or they now in Israel, they're in New York. And uh, from the concentration camps, I don't know if--they're in Toronto, in Montreal, in New York or two, three hundred that'd be the most.

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