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Oral history interview with Carl Hirsch

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0290 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0441

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    Oral history interview with Carl Hirsch


    Interview Summary
    Carl Hirsch, born in 1912, discusses his childhood in Vienna, Austria and Chernivtsi, Ukraine; his schooling in mathematics and engineering in his university studies; his work as a civil engineer and service in the Romanian Army before World War II; his first experiences with antisemitism when Romania occupied Chernivtsi and when he lived in Bucharest; Soviet occupation of Chernivtsi from 1940 to 1941; the deportation of business owners in Chernivtsi to Siberia; the Soviet withdrawal in June 1941 and Jews fleeing with them; the takeover of the town by Germans and Romanians and the persecution of Jews; finding a job with the railway, so he would not be taken for forced labor; the establishment of the ghetto in Chernivtsi; his marriage to Lotte; witnessing deportations from Chernivtsi; the influx of Romanians into Chernivtsi; the return of many Jews who had fled with the Russians; the integration of Chernivtsi into the Soviet Union in 1945; leaving Chernivtsi and living in Romania from 1945 until 1961; and immigrating to the United States in 1962.
    Carl Hirsch
    Dr. Radu Ioanid
    interview:  1995 May 05

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Romania. Armed Forces

    Administrative Notes

    Radu Ioanid, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Carl Hirsch on May 5, 1995.
    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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