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Oral history interview with Jose Teper

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.29.25 | RG Number: RG-50.590.0025

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Jose Teper describes his childhood in Europe, where he was moved from the home of one relative to another because his parents divorced; living at one point in Koshovitz; growing up in poverty and neglect until his aunt procured him passage to Argentina; arriving in Argentina with his father in 1923 at the age of 13; training as a tailor and apprenticing with various high-end professionals; how at the age of 14 or 15 he became active in the youth section of the Communist party in the tailors’ section of the union; initially joining the group, Partido Concentracion Obrera, just to socialize, but becoming a big activist; being part of the party until 1927 when the party was split; the political intrigues and the other union’s Jewish activists, Levental and Ribak; the “Freie Shtime” newspaper; and how the book “Integración y marginalidad” by Sara Itzigsohn, Seinkman et al. contains Mr Teper’s (“Iosl”) interview and those of others about the Jewish union movements of the 1930s.

Interviewee
José Teper
Date
1986 December 02  (interview)
Language
Spanish
Extent
1 CD-ROM.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina-Communidad de Buenos Aires
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:46:59
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