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Moshe F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1956) interviewed by Nathan Wolkowitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1956

Videotape testimony of Moshe F., who was born in Uniejów, Poland in 1913, the youngest of eight children. He recalls the deaths of his father and mother; living with his grandmother in Wladyslawow (Russocice), with uncles in Będzin, then with uncles in Łódź; working in a bakery; starting his own business; marriage; his son's birth; German invasion; ghettoization; working in a public kitchen; deportation with his wife and son to Auschwitz; separation upon arrival (he never saw them again); meaningless slave labor; transfer to Kaufering; reunion with a brother; working in the camp hospital and disposing of corpses; sharing extra food with others; liberation; living in a displaced persons camp with his brother, then in Munich; marriage; his son's birth; emigration to Israel to join his sister; moving to the United States; and eventually owning his own bakery. Mr. F. discusses details of ghetto and camp life. He sings a song a friend wrote in Auschwitz and shows photographs.

Author/Creator
F., Moshe, 1913-
Published
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1991
Interview Date
November 10, 1991.
Locale
Poland
Łódź
Uniejów (Łódź, Poland)
Russocice (Poland)
Będzin (Poland)
Łódź (Poland)
Munich (Germany)
Israel
Language
Yiddish
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Moshe F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1956). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.