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Oral history interview with Haim Solomon

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0353

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    Oral history interview with Haim Solomon


    Interview Summary
    Haim Solomon, born in 1925 in Bivolari, Romania, describes having to leave the Bessarabian border when the region was ceded to the Russians in 1939; re-locating to Iasi, Romania; the pogrom in Iasi on June 28, 1941 but remaining in the town despite its antisemitism; doing forced labor as a bookkeeper for a Romanian military hospital; relocating to Bucharest with his family when the Russians began pushing back the Germans in 1944; trying to immigrate to Palestine in December 1947 because of fear of living under communism; the British interception of his ship and being interned on Cyprus; helping the Haganah to smuggle Jews to Palestine and escaping himself in 1948; serving in the Israeli army as a medic; immigrating to Detroit, MI in 1952 to live with his brother; and studying medicine at Wayne State University.
    Haim Solomon
    Randy M. Goldman
    interview:  1993 October 19

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    Oral histories.
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Haim Solomon on October 19, 1993.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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