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Oral history interview with Vasile Frunze

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.726.29 | RG Number: RG-50.572.0029

Vasile Frunze, born in Pîrlița, Fălești district, Romania (present day Moldova) in 1931, discusses the village’s prewar Jewish community; the beginning of the war; bombings by both Germany and Romania; witnessing the round up of the village’s Jewish community; visiting the concentration camp in the forest at Răuțel outside the village; the harsh conditions in the camp; sneaking food into the camp; the emptying of the camp; anti-Jewish violence by German guards; the execution of those who attempted to escape the camp; the mobilization of local villagers to bury dead bodies; and the looting of Jewish property by local villagers.

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Vasile Frunze
interview:  2006 September 24
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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