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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.

F., Moshe, 1913-
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1991
Interview Date
November 10, 1991.
Uniejów (Łódź, Poland)
Russocice (Poland)
Będzin (Poland)
Łódź (Poland)
Munich (Germany)
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.