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Oral history interview with Matvey Gredinger

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.42 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0042

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    Oral history interview with Matvey Gredinger


    Interview Summary
    Matvey Gredinger, born June 2, 1921 in Moldavia, discusses his prewar family life; his home town in which 500 Jewish families lived; studying Hebrew and the Jewish religion; antisemitic groups at school; visiting in parents in Versoka, Romania in 1940; the murder of his parents in Versoka by the Germans; being shot in the neck in his home along with his father; marching through Moldova until reaching Soroka a week later; being marched to a concentration camp in Vertajan (Vertiujeni, Moldova)at the end of September 1941 with over 20,000 prisoners; how mostly Romanians guarded the prison with some Germans; being forced to carry rocks to build a road; his fellow prisoners who were Romanian, Moravian, and Ukrainian Jews and political prisoners; his liberation by the Russians in April 1944; his arrest by the Russians in 1947 and his time in Siberia; and his arrival in the United States in March 1990.
    Matvey Gredinger
    Anthony Young
    interview:  1992 April 24

    Physical Details

    English Romanian
    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gredinger, Matvey, 1921-

    Administrative Notes

    Anthony Young, of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project, conducted the interview with Matvey Gredinger in Brooklyn, NY on April 24, 1992.
    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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