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Oral history interview with Ion Vlas

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.726.131 | RG Number: RG-50.572.0131

Ion Vlas, born in 1932 in Codreanca, Romania (present day Moldova), describes the prewar Jewish community in Codreanca; prewar Jewish persecution by Cuzists; Romanian soldiers looting stores and giving candy to children; local townspeople showing Romanian soldiers Jewish owned homes; the mass shooting of the Jewish population from Onesti village by Romanian soldiers; the looting of Jewish owned belongings by local townspeople; and a local townswoman's attempt to save a Jewish child who was subsequently killed by a Romanian gendarme in 1944.

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Ion Vlas
interview:  2009 October 28
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 15:46:52
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