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Oral history interview with Haim Solomon

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0353

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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.

Interviewee
Haim Solomon
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1993 October 19  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-04-10 20:48:27
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