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Oral history interview with Aurel Giurcā

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.727.9 | RG Number: RG-50.573.0009

Aurel Giurcā, born in 1927 in Călăraşi, Romania, describes the persecution of the Jewish community by local townspeople, which included cruelties and theft of Jewish owned belongings; the local townspeople, including his family, who maintained positive relationships with the Jewish community; hiding several Jewish families in his basement during the war; the sight of a train full of Jews, many already dead or dying; his father and other local townspeople who attempted to assist the surviving Jews; the disapproval of local townspeople of the Iron Guard; the trial of members of the Iron Guard after the war; and his profession as an attorney.

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Aurel Giurcā
interview:  2004 April 03
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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