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Oral history interview with Siegfried Warter

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0277

Siegfried Warter, born in Bukovina, Romania on February 16, 1926, describes having a good childhood; attending public school until the Russian occupation, when he had to leave because antisemitic sentiments were raging; his family’s evacuation to a town near Mogilev (Mahiliou, Belarus) and the Dniester River; his transport to Moldova, where he had to enter the ghetto and wear a yellow star; being sent to Grünwald to help the Germans to build a bridge; escaping from the Germans through an opening in the fence and traveling to Mogilev, Belarus; staying in Transnistria, Moldova from 1941 to 1944, when the Russians liberated him; returning home to Czernowitz, Ukraine and then being sent to the Polish front; going to the Romanian side to wait for his parents; and discovering that his old house had burned down but reuniting with his entire family after the war.


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Interviewee
Siegfried Warter
Interviewer
Dr. Radu Ioanid
Date
interview:  1993 December 14
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:30:04
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