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Oral history interview with Andrej Kalarasho

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.315 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0315

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Andrej Kalarosho (né Bernard Gropert), born in 1922 in Botosani, Romania, discusses being the oldest of three children; moving to Iasi, Romania, where his father owned a garage; playing the piano, composing music, and directing plays in high school; how the Jews of his town were accused of signaling enemy planes, rounded up, and deported; the separation from his family and going by cattle car to Calarasi, Moldova; never seeing his family again; returning to Iasi after several months but being so ill that he had to walk on all fours for a year; later receiving a job as a teacher’s assistant; refusing to join the Communist Party; believing that the personal stories of the Jewish Romanian community have never been represented; living in Israel and working in television; and never telling his family or his work colleagues about his experiences during the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Andrej Kalarasho
Date
1996 December 06  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-07-11 15:49:16
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