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Eskin, Bernard

Bernard Eskin

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Oral History Session #1
Date:
May 5, 2008
Place:
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Interviewers:
Sandra Stewart Holyoak
Transcript Production Team:
Domingo Duarte
Carly Dempsey
Deborah Chang
Shaun Illingworth
Sandra Stewart Holyoak
Nicholas Trajano Molnar

Recommended Citation:
Eskin, Bernard Oral History Interview, May 5, 2008, by Sandra Stewart Holyoak, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
Permission to quote from this transcript must be obtained from the Rutgers Oral History Archives. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oral History Session #2
Date:
November 12, 2008
Place:
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Interviewers:
Sandra Stewart Holyoak
Jenna Maresco
Transcript Production Team:
Domingo Duarte
Jesse Bradell
Shaun Illingworth
Nicholas Trajano Molnar

Recommended Citation:
Eskin, Bernard Oral History Interview, November 12, 2008, by Sandra Stewart Holyoak and Jenna Maresco, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
Permission to quote from this transcript must be obtained from the Rutgers Oral History Archives. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Description:
Bernard Eskin was born in 1928 in Atlantic City, living there throughout his youth.  Eskin was musically inclined, playing throughout the city in various venues.  In 1942, Eskin enlisted in the V-1 program in the Navy Reserve, and was sent to Princeton University for the V-12 program, majoring in chemistry.  At Princeton University, Eskin met Albert Einstein and played music with him in a quartet.  After training in various locations, Eskin served aboard the USS Providence, which was traversing the Panama Canal when the Japanese surrender was announced in August 1945.  He stayed on the ship as it made a victory tour throughout the East Coast and when the ship participated in a goodwill tour to Turkey.  After the war, Eskin attended Rutgers, graduating in 1947 with a BS and in 1949 with a MS.  He went on to receive his MD degree at Albany Medical College in 1945.

 

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