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Oral history interview with Ecaterina Nasușnîi

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.726.129 | RG Number: RG-50.572.0129

Ecaterina Nasușnîi, born in 1915 in Codreanca, Romania (present day Moldova), describes the prewar Jewish community of Codreanca; antisemitic activity before the war; evacuating to the home of her in-laws in Dubova village (Dubău, Moldova) at the beginning of the war; the sight of a group of evacuating Jews who were caught by German and Italian soldiers and shot; a Jewish woman in an interfaith marriage who was almost arrested but saved by the actions of her father-in-law and local townspeople; the arrest of her husband for supporting the Soviet regime; hearing stories about the torture of imprisoned Jews; the mass murder of the Jews of Codreanca, including their treatment by Romanian soldiers; a local townswoman who hid a Jewish girl, but was betrayed by a neighbor; the mass murder of Soviet and Ukranian prison inmates by Romanian soldiers in 1944; the trial of local collaborators by Soviet authorities after the war; and the return of the Roma after the war.

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Nasușnîi, Ecaterina
interview:  2009 October 27
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: 2022-07-28 19:53:27
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