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Oral history interview with Stefan Moise

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0164

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Stefan Moise, born in Iasi, Romania on January 30, 1923, describes his family and childhood growing up as Romani; learning the violin and playing it in taverns for a living until the war began, at which point he had difficulties finding jobs; getting married in February 1942 and having to take care of his sister after his parents died; getting rounded up with his wife and sister and transported to Petrosani, where conditions were horrible, and many people died of starvation or disease; organizing a form of leadership within the group of prisoners to survive at Petrosani; escaping with some friends to a nearby town, where he was able clean himself up and get a job as a violinist; attempting to return to Iasi but getting caught by a guard on a train checking identification cards; escaping from the guard and making his way to Iasi, where he met his father-in-law; getting caught again, sent to jail, and forced into military service in 1944; being freed from military service on January 1, 1947; the death of his sister because of dysentery; and being hired by the Moldavian philharmonic orchestra in 1950 and performing with them until 1970.

Interviewee
Stefan Moise
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1991 April 09  (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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