David Berwald


As interviewed by Abbey Stein, March 19, 2018
"They were viewed as an inferior people. They became a scapegoat for other people. Iíve always viewed it that any person who looks down on other people is wrong. Iíve accepted everybody and I try to be nice to everyone. "
David Berwald

Introductory Profile: About David Berwald

Having parents who almost lost everything in the holocaust, David Berwald grew up without much family. Although, he had the letters sent to America from them when he was just a little boy. David is my grandpa and without his hard work to translate each letter sent from Poland a majority of the information would have been lost. I had a chance to interview my grandfather about my familyís past. I learned so much information like how the sides of the families had different backgrounds, and how my great grandparents left Poland having no idea what was about to happen. We discussed how hard it was to get the letters translated, how this experience changed the way his parents raised him, and even how the holocaust influence his outlook on life.