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Oral history interview with Spiridon Tataru

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.727.7 | RG Number: RG-50.573.0007

Spiridon Tataru, born in Hotin, Romania (present day Khotyn, Ukraine), describes the his family; the prewar Jewish community of Hotin; his father's Jewish colleague; his time as a sailor; the beginning of the war; his imprisonment by the Soviets in 1941; the expulsion of the Jews of Hotin to the ghetto in Cernăuţi (Chernivtsi, Ukraine); assisting in the rescue of a young Jewish girl from the ghetto; visiting the ghetto and seeing dead bodies there; the bombing of Bucharest, Romania; assisting a Jewish family escape to England; the destruction of the synagogue in Hotin; and his thoughts regarding the Holocaust.

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Spiridon Tataru
interview:  2004 March 29
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: 2020-05-04 15:47:00
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