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Oral history interview with Haim Solomon

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

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    Oral history interview with Haim Solomon


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Haim Solomon
    Neenah Ellis
    interview:  2004 January 05
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Haim Solomon on January 5, 2004. The interview was received by the Archives Branch in February 2004.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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