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Oral history interview with Samuel Flor

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0295

Samuel Flor, born on February 22, 1908 in Gura Humorului, Romania, describes growing up in a religious family and community; joining a music conservatory in Vienna to study the violin at the age of 17; establishing the Flor String Quartet in Chernivtsi , Romania (now Ukraine) and teaching at the music conservatory there; meeting Gertrude Granirer in Chernivtsi and marrying her in 1940; being forced into the ghetto with Gertrude in 1942; his deportation to a labor site in the Ladyzhyn ghetto in Romania (now Ukraine); claiming to be a dentist; moving to Tul'chyn, Ukraine, where they successfully pretended to be dentists for two years; joining the Czech Army after the war and playing first violin in the Czech Army band; immigrating to the United States with his wife; and playing the violin in Minneapolis, MN.
At the end of the interview Mr. Flor plays his violin.


Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Interviewee
Samuel Flor
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
interview:  1994 July 28
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:46:26
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