Gusta Rudich's deportee ID card

Gusta Rudich's deportee ID card
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  • Photo taken in:
    Brasov
    Year when photo was taken:
    1948
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania
This is my mother Gusta Rudich's identity card, issued by the ?Association of the Former Deportees to Transnistria? in 1948. You can see from the photo, which was taken shortly after we returned from Transnistria, that she was in bad shape, tired and underfed. This document was issued to serve as an identity card, because all our documents had been lost. It says that she was liberated from Copaigorod, that she is a housewife, and that she has an underaged child, Manin Rudich - at that time, I was under 16 years old. My sister had a separate identity card, she was older than me. She had been deported to Transnistria in 1941 with my father, Iacob Rudich, me and my sister, Rozalia Adler, nee Rudich. We were in the ghettos of Snitkov, Shargorod and Copaigorod, and we were liberated by the Russian army in 1944. In Snitkov, because my father was the translator for the colonel there, my mother could be a cleaning woman of the offices. That was a good position; we sometimes got some extra bread. But she suffered a lot, especially from frostbite. And when I fell ill with with typhoid fever in the winter of 1941, she was desperate. I remember the sacrifices my parents made for me, they didn't eat so that I could have something to eat. My mother was crying because she couldn't help me more. After the liberation we were sent back to Cuciurul Mare and we had to stay there for two more years, under the Russian government. In 1946 we were allowed to move to Romania, and we came to Brasov.

Interview details

Interviewee: Manin Rudich
Interviewer:
Andreea Laptes
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2003
Brasov, Romania

KEY PERSON

Gusta Rudich
Year of birth:
1907
City of birth:
Cernauti
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1985
City of death:
Brasov
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Weiselberg
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1930

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Mix Express newspaper, Monitorul de Brasov newspaper, Realitatea Evreiasca newspaper, Trasee ale Memoriei (book by Vasilica Memonia Bogian)
Date of interview:
Nov 2001, Sept 1999, 2003

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