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Oral history interview with Radu Frunză

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.728.1 | RG Number: RG-50.574.0001

Radu Frunză discusses being deported with his mother in 1942 when he was a small child from Romania to Tiraspol, Moldova; how some Romanies bribed the Romanian police so they would not be deported; the lack of food; the hard living conditions; staying in stables with other Romanies; the cities they passed through on the way to Tiraspol; being deported with Jews and the ways in which many of them died; the cruelty of the Germans; the dirt in the freight trains; how many Romanies died of starvation or were simply left to die; staying in Tiraspol for two years; occasionally receiving food from the Russians; returning with his mother and a Romanian regiment; crossing the border with his mother, who was dressed as a member of the military; going to Bessarabia with the Romanian regiment; how a chief military person brought his mother and him to work for an aristocratic landowner; working for the aristocrat; and returning to Zimnicea, Romania with his mother.

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Radu Frunza
interview:  2004 September 25
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:37:07
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