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Oral history interview with Constantin Romanescu

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.727.12 | RG Number: RG-50.573.0012

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Constantin Romanescu, born in 1926 in Romania, describes his family; prewar relations between local Jews and non-Jews; the pogrom in Dorohoi in 1940; details of looting and mass murders; the Romanian military bringing order to the city; restrictions placed upon the Jewish community; the occupation of Dorohoi by German soldiers at the beginning of the war; hearing stories from Polish refugees about atrocities committed by German forces; the declaration of war at Piatra Neamt; the sight of a burial pit; a mass shooting of Jews in Haţeg; his father's assistance to many Jewish people; the deportation of the Jews of Dorohoi; the return of local Jews after the war; and receiving threats after the war when he offered to testify about wartime events.

Interviewee
Constantin Romanescu
Date
2004 April 13  (interview)
Language
Romanian
Extent
2 videocassettes (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 10:42:55
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