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Oral history interview with Gavril Butcovan

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.727.5 | RG Number: RG-50.573.0005

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Gavril Butcovan, born in Ip, Romania, describes the reassignment of Transylvania to Hungary; the circumstances under which the Hungarian forces entered Ip; the organization of the mass murder of Romanian civilians; murders committed by the Hungarian soldiers; the deaths of many of his family members; Hungarian townspeople and local Roma gathering the corpses; participating in pre-military training; the deportation of local Jews in 1944 to Şimleu; and the poor treatment of local townspeople by policemen and soldiers.

Interviewee
Gavril Butcovan
Date
2004 March 28  (interview)
Language
Romanian
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:40:12
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