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Oral history interview with L.I. Anonymous

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.113 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0113

L.I., born November 1923, describes living in Bucharest, Romania before, during, and after World War II; her family history and her experiences growing up in Bucharest; her education at Catholic, public, and medical schools; several instances of discrimination against herself and other Jewish students; the increasing antisemitism and restrictions against Jews, even those who converted, and their effect on the Jewish community and her own life; her father losing his job; going to Onescu, a Jewish medical school staffed by Jewish teachers, and interning at Jewish hospitals; how both she and her father worked at forced labor; conditions in the Jewish community; the random killing of Jews and the brutality of the Iron Guard; how many Jewish institutions continued to function; how after the war her family got back their house, which had been confiscated in December 1941; completing her medical education; conditions for Jewish students, who were allowed to attend schools but were not fully accepted; not being allowed to leave Romania once she became a doctor; how she and her husband were able to leave as part of an exchange program in 1978; and going to the United States in 1979.

Date
1984 November 04  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
4 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from the Gratz College Hebrew Education Society
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Record last modified: 2018-01-31 09:08:58
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