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Oral history interview with Stefan Moise

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0164

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.

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Stefan Moise
Linda G. Kuzmack
interview:  1991 April 09
Oral histories.
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
1 sound cassette (120 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:29:53
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