Abraham Pressburger with the Bratislava rabbi in the Bratislava Jewish Museum

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This picture shows me visiting the Museum of Jewish Culture in Bratislava in the year 2005. In the photo you can see the rabbi of Bratislava Baruch Myers and in the center stands Mr. Simko, a former partisan comrade of mine. I'm giving this interview right after making good on my intentions to show Bratislava and Slovakia to my son and his family. It was an interesting and moving visit. Especially encounters with remnants of Jewish life there and outings in that beautiful countryside and a visit to the region of my partisanship. Bratislava is very different from my Bratislava. Somehow I didn't fall in love with the new one. Even the beautifully restored old town with countless restaurants failed to enthuse me. I think that everyone of my generation, when it comes to the question how Bratislava should have evolved to have stayed beautiful, pleasant and express its spirit, would agree that it should have been different.

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Abraham Pressburger