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Oral history interview with Nicolae Batâr

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.726.170 | RG Number: RG-50.572.0170

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Nicolae Batâr, born in Onișcani, Romania (Moldova) in 1925, discusses prewar anti-Jewish violence by followers of the far-right political leader A.C. Cuza; local politics; the outbreak of war between Nazi Germany and the Soviets; some Jewish neighbors evacuating with the Soviet retreat; witnessing a convoy of Jewish men, women, and teenagers led by Romanian forces; following the transport to a killing site; running away when the shooting started; hearing peasants bragging about participating in the killing; rumors that one of the perpetrators was murdered after the war; the collection of bones after the war by a nearby Jewish community; and visiting the gravesite with the interviewer.

Date
2010 June 14  (interview)
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:06:38
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