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Oral history interview with Ioan Misca

Oral History | Accession Number: 2018.14.1 | RG Number: RG-50.898.0001

Professor Ioan Misca, a Romanian witness to the Holocaust, describes the Jewish community in Târșolț (Tîrşolţ), Romania; the crops cultivated by the Jews in the region; the relation s between Jews and non-Jews; the synagogue in the village; the Jewish families in the village; the Iron Guard and their treatment of the Jews; seeing all the Jewish children in school wearing yellow stars circa 1942; witnessing an antisemitic act from a Hungarian doctor who was visiting their school; the confinement of all the Jews in the school for a few days in June 1944 and the subsequent transport of all the Jews to the train station in Bixad, from which they were deported; his theories on why the non-Jews of Târșolț did not help the Jews; details about the day the Jews were deported; the few Jews who returned after the war and later emigrated from Romania; and the names of the Jewish families who once lived in Târșolț.

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Ioan Misca
creation: Târșolț (Romania)
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Allen Hausman
Record last modified: 2020-07-22 15:51:07
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