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Oral history interview with Andrei Vulpe

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.726.118 | RG Number: RG-50.572.0118

Andrei Vulpe, born in 1931 in Pepeni, Ukraine (present day Moldova), describes the prewar Jewish community of Pepeni; local teachers encouraging antisemitic acts committed by students; the gathering of Jews in Pepeni from the surrounding villages in 1941; the arrest of a prominent Jewish politician by a Romanian commander; the roundup of the Jewish community of Pepeni and their imprisonment in the village hall building; some Jewish families who fled Pepeni; bringing food to imprisoned Jews; the mass murder of the Jewish population by Romanian soldiers; local collaborators who assisted in the mass killing; the looting and auction of Jewish owned belongings; a local townswoman assisting a Soviet soldier; the return of the Jewish families who survived the war in 1944; and the postwar punishment of local collaborators.

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Andrei Vulpe
interview:  2008 December 17
2 videocassettes (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 15:46:50
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