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Oral history interview with Avram Lazar

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0124

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Avram Lazar, born January 23, 1918 in Iasi, Romania, describes his family and childhood; his experiences with antisemitism as he grew up; his exclusion from the military and getting a “J” on his papers in 1940; losing the store he and his brother-in-law ran in 1941; Romania aligning with the Nazis and suddenly being considered an enemy of the state because he was Jewish; the Romanians committing mass murders of and brutal acts against the Jews; being deported with his brother and his mother to Podu Iloaiei, Romania, where he had to bury the dead; his liberation by the Soviet Army in August 1944; returning to Iasi and living under Soviet control until the late 1980s, when the hardships became too great; and deciding to immigrate to Toronto, Canada.

Interviewee
Avram Lazar
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1990 November 16  (interview)
Language
Romanian
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
1 sound cassette (120 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:02:35
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