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Morris R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1897) interviewed by Sara Moss Herz and Lucille B. Ritvo

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1897

Videotape testimony of Morris R., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1922. He recalls ghettoization; forced labor; hunger; selections and deportations; his mother's death in 1941; transfer to Częstochowa; prisoners sharing food and assisting each other to meet production quotas; and transfer to Buchenwald. Mr. R. describes forced labor for HASAG; Allied bombings; carrying corpses; assistance from priests who were prisoners; a death march; his "safe" job pulling the officers' wagon; a local man preventing the guards from killing the prisoners; and liberation by American troops. He recounts recuperating; living in the Feldafing displaced persons camp; emigrating to Israel, then in 1965 to the United States; and subsequent visits to concentration camps and Łódź. Mr. R. discusses health problems resulting from his experience and numerous details of atrocities and brutalities committed against Jews in the ghetto and camps.

Author/Creator
R., Morris, 1922-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
Interview Date
November 18, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Morris R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1897). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1065455
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