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Oral history interview with Samuel Flor

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0295

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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.

Interviewee
Samuel Flor
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1994 July 28  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:12:48
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