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Oral history interview with Jaime Kaplan

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.29.38 | RG Number: RG-50.590.0038

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Jaime Kaplan, born in 1942 in the colony of Monigotes, Argentina, describes his father, who arrived in Argentina from Poland, and his mother came before WWII from Rumania with her aunt; his parents meeting and getting married in Moisesville; the fates of their family who stayed behind in Europe and discovering two of his maternal aunts in Israel years after the Holocaust; his father first living in Rosario and then taking over a farm in the colony his younger brother was supposed to work, which was given to him by the Jewish Colonization Association (JCA); finishing elementary school in Monigotes in 1955 and moving to Rafaela at the age of 13 to attend high school; Monigotes losing its Jewish colonists because the parents wanted a better future for their children; the politics of the JCA and the reasons for the exodus from the colonies; moving with his parents to Rosario in 1957; returning to Monigotes in 1963, where he found that out of more than an original hundred Jewish families only 10-12 remained; getting married and moving in 1977 to Rosario to open a kiosk; never selling his father’s lands; and his love of the land.

Interviewee
Jaime Kaplan
Interviewer
Daniel Bargman
Date
1989 June 23  (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: 2018-05-04 14:20:19
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