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Oral history interview with Raúl Abramzon

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.29.33 | RG Number: RG-50.590.0033

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Raul Abramzon describes living in the colony Bernasconi, Argentina, where his father lived from 1910 to 1951; attending elementary school in La Pampa, Argentina; studying accounting in the commercial high school in Moisés Ville, Argentina; moving to Moisés Ville because the fields were more fertile; seeing the exodus from the colonies beginning in 1951, because economic conditions were better and parents could send their offspring to study in the city; the very first colony, Mauricio, in Carlos Casares, that was practically empty of Jews after they sold or rented their lands and moved to the city; the social life and activities in Moisés Ville; getting married in 1983; his positive, nostalgic view of the colony; the values he sees working in agriculture; his father and he adding to their original hectares and exporting cattle and alfalfa twice a week to Bolivia; the positive connection his parents had to the JCA (Jewish Colonization Association) even though the main administrators were in London; his praise for the Moisés Ville cooperative, which mediated in conflicts between its members and unions and helped to market the colonies’ production; the relationship with Sancor, which was the dairy company to which the farmers sold their goods; the attraction of the cities for the Jewish and immigrant farmers; and the floods starting in 1973, which caused so much economic loss and were another reason for the exodus from the colonies.

Raúl Abranzon
1989 June 24  (interview)
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: 2018-05-04 14:20:18
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