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Morris G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1927) interviewed by Ilana Abramovitch

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1927

Videotape testimony of Morris G., who was born in Humenné, Czechoslovakia in 1921. He recalls attending yeshivas in Snina and Satu Mare; returning home; the establishment of the Slovak state; antisemitic laws; the outbreak of war; confiscation of the family business; round-ups; bribing a policeman to avoid arrest and deportation; saving torahs from a local synagogue; forced evacuation with his family to Hlohovec; arranging a hiding place; their discovery by the Hlinka Guard (his father was deported and he never saw him again); moving to Banská Bystrica with his uncle to join the Slovak uprising; working for the partisans; German suppression of the uprising; hiding in the Lower Tatra Mountains; building a bunker; robbery by Soviet partisans; crossing the Lower Tatras; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Humenné to find relatives; traveling to Hlohovec; reunion with his sister and grandfather; assistance from the Joint; and emigration to the United States.

Author/Creator
G., Morris, 1921-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
January 13, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Morris G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1927). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4285184
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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