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Oral history interview with David Wasserman

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0276

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David Wasserman, born in Focsani, Romania on March 14, 1925, describes moving to Dorohoi, Romania; leaving school in the 1930s because of antisemitism; a massacre in Dorohoi; Romania beginning to work against the Soviet Union in 1941; avoiding deportation until July 1942, when he and his family were transported to Transnistria; his transfer to the Herzogenbusch camp, where he worked breaking stones; watching people attempt to escape only to be caught and killed; discovering that his twin brothers had been killed; being told that all Romanian Jews could return home in December 1943; returning to Focsani in August 1944 but not finding work there; immigrating to Israel in December 1948; working with the Israeli Army for a few years until he decided to attend school and travel; immigrating to the United States in 1956; and marrying a woman whom he had met in a concentration camp.

Interviewee
Mr. David Wasserman
Interviewer
Dr. Radu Ioanid
Date
1993 December 15  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection