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Oral history interview with Siegfried Warter

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0277

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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.

Interviewee
Siegfried Warter
Interviewer
Dr. Radu Ioanid
Date
1993 December 14  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:12:09
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