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Oral history interview with Marcel Drimer

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

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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
1996 November 23  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
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