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Oral history interview with Pavel Cojocaru

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.726.19 | RG Number: RG-50.572.0019

Pavel Cojocaru, born in Orhei, Romania (present day Moldova), discusses his refusal to join the Red Army during the Soviet occupation; German bombings; pre-war Christian-Jewish relations in his village; the arrest and imprisonment of Jews by Romanian gendarmes; being forced to work in the gendarme office; witnessing the forced labor of Jews; the mass shooting of the local Jewish population; burying the bodies of an old Jewish couple found in a river; living conditions in the concentration camp in Chișinău; and entering the camp to buy goods from the prisoners.

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Pavel Cojocaru
interview:  2004 August 15
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 15:46:33
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