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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.

K., Moses, 1918-1996.
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
Interview Date
June 18, 1989.
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.