Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Zwi Steiger - March 27, 1982


Okay, Zwi, just to start with, for the uh, for the recording could you state your name and what year you were born and where you were born.

I--my name is said, Zwi, or they call me at home uh, Hershie Steiger and I was born in, in uh, Velký Berezný which is a small town in the Carpathian Mountains. At that time it belonged to Czechoslovakia. And I was born on January the 17th in 1922. And uh, it's interesting, I was born across the street of the grandparents of the interviewer. In a small, I think uh, one or two bedroom uh, house.

The paternal grandparents of the interviewer?

The paternal, yeah.

By the name of Broth.

That's right.

And, uh...

The town was a small town of uh, about three thousand people. It was a center of commerce for the population around and it was sitting right on the highway and uh, main railroad between Hungary, Czechoslovakia going towards Poland, towards Galicia.

This was in the eastern most part of Czechoslovakia?

Eastern part of Czechoslovakia, right. On the border between Slovakia and Carpathian Ruthenia.

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