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Oral history interview with Ion Cârhană

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.726.154 | RG Number: RG-50.572.0154

Ion Cârhană, born in Hirova, Romania (Moldova) in 1921, discusses the roundup of his town’s Jewish community by Romanian forests and peasants; guarding their makeshift prison; being asked by Romanian forces to bury bodies because of his pre-military status; witnessing a mass shooting; details of the killing process; his fear during the shooting; burying 82 bodies in mass graves; the shooting of a Jewish man who escaped the mass killing; looting of Jewish property by local villagers; and the arrest by the Soviets after the war of the local villagers who participated in the killing.

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interview:  2010 June 10
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 15:46:56
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