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Oral history interview with Izu Klepper

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.518 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0518

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

The interview describes Mr. Klepper's childhood in Jassy (Iasi), Romania and in Transnistria; his memories of the enforcement of anti-Jewish laws in 1940, including the wearing of the Star of David; being forced to leave public school; the terrible pogrom that occurred in June 1941; witnessing his father's beating; the shooting of Jewish civilians; his memories of air attacks; Romanian police taking Jewish teenage boys from their homes and putting them on death trains, so called that because their occupants were sealed in cattle cars, and transported back and forth across the country, during exceedingly hot weather with neither water nor ventilation; his desire to leave Romania after the war; the lengthy waiting period of 15 years; the deaths of his parents and twin brother in the interim; and his immigration to the United States.

Interviewee
Izu Klepper
Date
2002 October 02  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:18:50
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