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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1897

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Poland
    Łódź
    Łódź (Poland)
    Cite As
    Morris R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1897). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Herz, Sara Moss, interviewer.
    Ritvo, Lucille B.,

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 4 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1065455
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
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