Portrait of a young Romanian Jew wearing the yellow star on the day before he was deported to Transnistria
Pictured is Moissi Brandmann.
Moissi Brandmann is the son of Josef and Lotti Essner Brandmann. He was born March 19, 1922 in Gura-Humorului, Romania, whre his parents owned and operated a bookstore. In 1936 Moissi moved to Cernauti, where he attended high school. During the war, the Brandmanns were deported to the Murafa camp in Transnistria. Moissi remained from November 1941until March 1944, when he was liberated by the Soviet Army. After the war, Moissi moved to Bucharest, where he married Sylvia Brender, another survivor of the Transnistrian camps. They remained in Bucharest until 1961, when they emigrated to the United States.
Text and Photo Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Provenance: Mark Brandman