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Moses K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1353) interviewed by Barbara Dover and Amy Tanich Shulkin,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1353

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    Videotape testimony of Moses K., who was born in Drohobych, Ukraine (then Poland) in 1918. He recalls leaving public school after third grade due to anti-Semitic treatment; working at odd jobs; visiting an uncle in Lv́iv after his bar mitzvah; traveling a circuitous route for months to Palestine with assistance from people in Constanța, Budapest, Salonica, and İzmir;imprisonment in Acre for illegally entering Palestine; transfer to a prison in Jerusalem; his release through the intercession of a rabbi; working for the British; stealing arms for the Haganah; working in several places; and enlisting in the Jewish Brigade of the British army. He recounts postings, beginning in 1941, in Egypt, Libya, and Greece; separation from his unit near Piraeus; capture by Germans; escape; hiding with a Greek-American woman and others for two years with aid from the underground; traveling to England; and emigration to the United States in 1945.
    K., Moses, 1918-1996.
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
    Interview Date
    June 18, 1989.
    L'viv (Ukraine)
    Acre (Israel)
    Drohobych (Ukraine)
    Piraeus (Greece)
    Constanța (Romania)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Thessalonikē (Greece)
    İzmir (Turkey)
    Cite As
    Moses K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1353). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Shulkin, Amy Tanich, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 55 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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