Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Pincus Kolender

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Pincus Kolender
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Grossman, Michael Samuel
Kolender, Pincus, 1926-2008
Holocaust survivor, Pincus Kolender, tells the story of his life from his boyhood in Bochnia, Poland, to the significance of the Holocaust Memorial in his adopted city of Charleston, South Carolina, where he and his wife, Renee, a fellow survivor, raised their children. He describes life in Bochnias Jewish ghetto after the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, his captivity at Birkenau, Buna, and Auschwitz, evading selection for the gas chambers, being wounded in an Allied air attack, surviving a death march, escaping the Nazis, hiding in the Czech forest, working for an American army unit, and immigrating to America.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Kolender, Pincus, 1926-2008 – Interviews, Auschwitz (Concentration camp), Treblinka (Concentration camp), Birkenau (Concentration camp), Buna (Concentration camp)
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jews -- Poland -- Bochnia -- History, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives, Holocaust survivors -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Death marches –- Germany, Jewish ghetto -- Poland – Bochnia, Jews -- Poland -- Bochnia -- Social life and customs, World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Bochnia, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Holocaust memorial -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-146
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
application/pdf, audio/mpeg
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2011, The College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.