Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Ben Moche - April 24, 2009


A joint project between Portraits of Honor: Our Michigan Holocaust Survivors, the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families, and the Voice/Vision Archive.

Ben Moche was born in Yas (Iasi), Romania in 1940. Although young, Ben remembers facing several incidents of anti-Semitism like being forced to wear a yellow Jewish star. In 1944, Ben's family left Romania (and all of their possessions) traveling to Hungary. After the war they moved to Austria and then to Germany. In 1947 they settled in the town of Ramle near Tel Aviv. Ben immigrated to America in 1967, settling in Michigan where he married and started a family.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Experiences During the War
  3. Family Experiences Shared
  4. Choosing a New Land
  5. Going to Israel
  6. Landing in Israel
  7. Starting Over
  8. Enlistment in the Army
  9. Civilian Life
  10. Surviving the Germans
  11. Legacy
  12. Conclusion

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