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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1353

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.

Author/Creator
K., Moses, 1918-1996.
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
Interview Date
June 18, 1989.
Locale
Palestine
Greece
L'viv (Ukraine)
Acre (Israel)
Jerusalem
Poland
Drohobych (Ukraine)
Piraeus (Greece)
Constanța (Romania)
Budapest (Hungary)
Thessalonikē (Greece)
İzmir (Turkey)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Moses K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1353). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.