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Morris F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1191) interviewed by Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin and Susanna Neuman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1191

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.

F., Morris, 1914-
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
April 30, 1989.
Kerets'ky (Ukraine)
Berehove (Ukraine)
Khust (Ukraine)
Uz︠h︡horod (Ukraine)
Sighet (Romania)
I︠A︡sini︠a︡ (Ukraine)
Kolomyi︠a︡ (Ukraine)
Vinnyt︠s︡i︠a︡ (Ukraine)
Valky (Kharkivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Khmelʹnyt︠s︡ʹkyĭ (Ukraine)
Kharkiv (Ukraine)
Minsk (Belarus)
Pinsk (Belarus)
Budapest (Hungary)
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.
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