Milu Haim and his wife

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  • Photo taken in:
    Iasi
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania

This photo shows a cousin of mine, Milu Haim, together with his wife. He married in 1935 and on 29th June 1941 he was shot in front of the alehouse he owned on Bratianu Street in Iasi.  That was during the pogrom that took place a week after the war broke out. The progrom in Iasi which would not spare me either. One third of Iasi’s population was Jewish, that is, almost 45,000 people. And we all had a very pleasant life. On 29th June 1941 we found ourselves thrown in trains or killed on the street. It was like a cold shower. It was unexpected. There were frightfully few cases when nice people warned their neighbors and took them in their houses. It was a big question mark as to how this could happen in Iasi where we had lived until the war and till that day that turned into doomsday for many of us.

Interview details

Interviewee: Iancu Tucarman
Interviewer:
Cosmina Gusu
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2006
Bucharest, Romania

KEY PERSON

Milu Haim
Year of death:
1941
City of death:
Iasi
Country of death:
Romania
Died where:
Iasi
Occupation
before WW II:
Owner of an alehouse

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