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Morris R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1007) interviewed by Marilyn W. Silin and George Maguire

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1007

Videotape testimony of Morris R., who was born in Kielce, Poland in 1914. He describes his orthodox family; attending a selective Polish school; antisemitic incidents, particularly by members of Endecja; serving in the Polish military from 1935 to 1937; mobilization five days before the German invasion; retreating to Łódź, Warsaw, then Tomaszow Lubelski; a last stand against German troops; posing as a civilian and fleeing to Lublin; brief imprisonment; traveling to Puławy, then Radom; and returning to Kielce. Mr. R. recounts reunion with his family; hiding to avoid forced labor; arranging to work with his father and two brothers as carpenters to avoid deportation; and liquidation of the ghetto on August 20, 1942 (he never saw his parents and youngest brother again).

Author/Creator
R., Morris, 1914-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1987
Interview Date
1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Morris R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1007). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.