Morris B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1171) interviewed by Roslyn M. Hyman and Nadine Weinstein,
Videotape testimony of Morris B., who was born in Zambrów, Poland in 1926. One of three brothers, he describes his large, extended family; German occupation in September 1939, followed by Soviet occupation; his continued school attendance; German invasion in June 1941; anti-Jewish restrictions; his father's round-up by German troops (they never saw him again); collection of all Jews in August; mass killing of the elderly outside of town and ghettoization of the remainder; forced labor; transfer in November 1942 to an abandoned Polish army barrack; his escape and discovery one week later; and transport to Auschwitz. Mr. B. recalls seeing his family for the last time when leaving the train; being tattooed (#87601) in Birkenau; building the crematoria and gas chambers; the constant smell of death and the red skies resulting from the crematoria fires; liquidation of Jews from Hungary, Łódź, Theresienstadt and the Romanies; transfer to Kaufering; and liberation by American troops. He relates living in displaced camps in Germany and Italy; emigration to Canada; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mr. B. discusses the importance of freedom; his desire to tell others about his past and their discomfort at hearing it; and his wish that his children and grandchildren see his tape.
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
- Interview Date
- February 5, 1989.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Morris B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1171). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.