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Oral history interview with Hugo Rothfeld

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.71 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0071

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Hugo Rothfeld, born on June 11, 1918 in Borautz, Rumania, describes his parents, Jacobo Rothfeld and Cecilia Marcus; his three siblings and being the second of the children; his family moving in 1939 to Chernivtsi, Ukraine, where one of his uncles lived; his family all immigrating to Chile in 1939; the large Jewish population in Chernivtsi; having a rich Jewish life; speaking German more than Rumanian; the Jewish council; attending a Yiddish school and the Orthodox Lyceum; never experiencing antisemitism; his father’s decision for the family to emigrate; going through Hamburg, Germany to take a ship to Panama; traveling on the Cordillera; continuing to Valparaiso, Chile on the Santa Barbara; life in Chile; participating in sports and their Jewish life; participating at the YMCA; and becoming a Mason in 1949.

Interviewee
Hugo Rothfeld
Interviewer
Alejandra Nudman
Date
2011 September 23  (interview)
Language
Spanish
Extent
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:55:30
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