Morris F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1191) interviewed by Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin and Susanna Neuman,
Videotape testimony of Morris F., who was born in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1914, one of eight children. He recounts his father's service in World War I; attending yeshivas in Kerets'ky and another town; working for his uncle in Berehove; frequent business trips to Khust; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; slave labor in Uz︠h︡horod, Sighet, then I︠A︡sini︠a︡; brief reunion with relatives; transfer to Kolomyi︠a︡; slave labor moving stones and dirt; transfer to Vinnyt︠s︡i︠a︡ to work in a munitions factory, among other jobs; praying with others during Yom Kippur; transfer to Khmelʹnyt︠s︡ʹkyĭ , Valki, then Kharkiv; many deaths; transfer to the front at Minsk, Pinsk, and other locations; being taken to Budapest by an officer; arrest and beating by Arrow Cross members; transfer to a brick factory; deportation to Buchenwald; many deaths en route; slave labor repairing bombed rail tracks; transfer to Dachau; liberation by United States troops; recuperating in Plzeň and Prague; returning home; antisemitic threats by a neighbor; marriage; moving to Ansbach displaced persons camp; the births of two children; emigration to the United States in 1949; and assistance from the Joint. He shows photographs.
- New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- April 30, 1989.
Valky (Kharkivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Plzeň (Czech Republic)
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Morris F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1191). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.