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Oral history interview with Gheorghe Stratan

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.726.26 | RG Number: RG-50.572.0026

Gheorge Straton, born in Orhei, Romania (present day Moldova) in 1920, discusses the roundup of the town’s Jewish population by Romanian forces into a ghetto; anti-Jewish violence; seeing widespread arrests and imprisonment of the city’s Jewish population; the local population’s attempts to provide food to those in the ghetto; the security surrounding the ghetto; looting of Jewish property; rumors of a mass shooting after the ghetto was emptied; methods German and Romanian forces used to identify Jewish people; and his experience being interrogated by German forces.

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Gheorghe Stratan
interview:  2006 September 23
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:46:35
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