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Holocaust Survivors in the Lower East Side

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As Epstein Oral History Fellow with the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, I interviewed several Holocaust survivors who lived, or still live in the Lower East Side after emigrating to the United States. These oral histories are full of rich stories of how the survivors adjusted to their new homes, as well as how they were received in America.

Here, Isak Schachter remembers his first visit to Central Park.

Created in Affiliation with the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 2011.

This interview is excerpted from one of several interviews for this project.