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Oral history interview with Marcel Drimer

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0560 Duplicate 1 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0056

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    Oral history interview with Marcel Drimer

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Marcel Drimer (b. Marceli Drimmer), born in 1934, discusses his childhood in Drohobych, Poland (present day Ukraine); his family; his religious upbringing; life before the war; the Russian occupation; the German invasion in 1941; the looting of Jewish property; the deportations in 1942; moving into the ghetto; the fates of his family members; Ukrainian and German police; the Judenrat; hiding in an attic for a week; escape plans being postponed due to the death of his father; how his female relatives were saved by a woman who was recognized as a righteous gentile; their living conditions while in hiding; liberation by the Soviets; adjusting to life after the war; his education; difficult living conditions in Poland; post-war anti-Semitism; immigrating to the United States in 1961; his family going to Israel; and his feelings about the war, Poland, and anti-Semitism.
    Interviewee
    Mr. Marcel Drimer
    Interviewer
    Esther Finder
    Date
    interview:  1996 November 23

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    2 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Drimer, Marcel, 1934-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Esther Finder, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on November 23, 1996 in Burke, VA.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:12:11
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