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Oral history interview with Haim Solomon

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.47 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0075

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Haim Solomon, born in 1925 in Bivolari, Romania, describes his experiences at the end of the war; immigrating to Israel in 1949 and joining the Israeli Army; helping his family immigrate to Israel from Romania in the 1950s; attending university in Detroit, MI; struggling in school when he first arrived; getting involved in the Detroit Jewish community and teaching Hebrew at local synagogues; helping his brother open a fabric store in Detroit; going to graduate school for microbiology; moving to Washington, DC to work with the Food and Drug Administration on food safety; participating in the Zionist Organization of America; attending a wedding in Israel, where he met his wife; returning to DC with his wife and having a son; his experiences during the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s; helping Russian Jews immigrate to America; not speaking publicly anymore about his experiences but volunteering at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; and returning to Europe with his sons to tell them his life story.

Interviewee
Haim Solomon
Interviewer
Neenah Ellis
Date
2004 January 05  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-04-10 20:48:39
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