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Oral history interview with Itzhak Grossman and Veronica Parochi

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.32 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0032

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    Oral history interview with Itzhak Grossman and Veronica Parochi


    Interview Summary
    Itzhak Grossman (born in 1924) and Veronica Parochi describe their families; Itzhak growing up in Budapest under the supervision of Veronica as his nanny; Veronica becoming aware of what was happening to the Jews in 1937; Itzhak’s family staying in Budapest while Veronica went to the Budapest ghetto to sneak in food and other supplies; Veronica finding a job in a hospital in 1944 because she could no longer work for the Grossman family since they were Jewish; Veronica getting Itzhak false papers to escape; Itzhak’s father dying in Buchenwald and his mother surviving; Itzhak’s immigration to Israel in 1949 and Veronica following him later; and Itzhak considering Veronica a mother-figure.
    Veronica Parochi
    Itzhak Grossman
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1987 July 01

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    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Itzhak Grossman and Veronica Parochi on July 1, 1987 for their book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," Holmes & Meier, 1992, as well as their documentary film "They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch received the tapes of the interviews from Malka Drucker and Gay Block in March 1989.
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