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Oral history interview with Bercu Goldfain

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.338.26 | RG Number: RG-50.037.0026

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    Oral history interview with Bercu Goldfain


    Interview Summary
    Bercu Goldfain, born in 1911 in lasi, Romania, describes his small town, where about one-half of the population was Jewish; his poor family; both his parents working as tailors; his three siblings; being raised very observant and speaking only Yiddish; the Jewish community, including the Yiddish theater; antisemitism increasing after the German occupation in 1941; a pogrom, during which many were shot and others were deported; many people dying on the train, including his father and brother; arriving in the camp and doing forced labor; being sent back to Iasi, where he had to wear a yellow star and suffer restrictions; the beatings and abuse of Jews; the confiscation of mail; the survival of his mother and a brother and his sister; the atrocities during the war; and the importance of not forgetting the Holocaust.
    Bercu Goldfain
    Mrs. Toby Back

    Physical Details

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

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    Goldfain, Bercu, 1911-

    Administrative Notes

    Toby Ticktin Back of the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo conducted the interview with Bercu Goldfain with the cooperation and support of WIVB-TV in Buffalo, NY. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch received copies of interviews from the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo from 1990 - 1993. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection by transfer from the Oral History branch in February 1995.
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