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Oral history interview with Bert Dan

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.232.0018

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Bert Dan, born in Cluj, Romania January 9, 1916, describes attending school in Romania; serving as a soldier in the Romanian army at the outbreak of World War II; the Hungarian occupation of Romania; being arrested and imprisoned for a year; being released and drafted into various labor camps and work details throughout Eastern Europe; being sent on a forced march back to Hungary and escaping with a group of other prisoners; being found by Russian troops; being freed and eventually returning to Cluj; working with Jewish committees helping to locate and assist Hungarian and Romanian Jews returning to their homes from Poland; setting up a committee office in Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), where he was reunited with his fiancée; getting married after the end of the war; and immigrating to the United States in 1949.

Interviewee
Bert Dan
Interviewer
Kay Roth
Date
1982 November 17  (interview)
Geography
creation : Oak Park (Mich.)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes : analog.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:44:50
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