Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Morris J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2039) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2039

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward


    Videotape testimony of Morris J., who was born in Wieluń, Poland in 1925. He recalls his close, extended family; attending Hebrew and public school; concern about events in Germany; moving with his mother and siblings to Zelów in 1939; German invasion; returning to Wieluń; antisemitic regulations; confiscation of their apartment; hiding during round-ups; his mother's and sister's arrest in April 1942 (he never saw them again); hiding with family members and a non-Jew; round-up with his two brothers and father in August; their escape and capture; another escape; their flight to the Częstochowa ghetto; hiding with his brothers, father, and other Jews during the ghetto's liquidation; moving into Częstochowa's small ghetto; forced labor; their transfer to Skarżysko-Kamienna in January 1942; beatings and public hangings; their transfer to Częstochowa; his father's deportation; escape with his brothers; liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945; returning to Wieluń; reunion with their father; moving to Wałbrzych; traveling with his father to Germany; living in Marktredwitz; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mr. J. discusses the close relationship between the brothers and their families. He shows photographs.
    J., Morris, 1925-
    New York, N.Y. : Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    May 20, 1992.
    Wieluń (Łódź, Poland)
    Zelów (Poland)
    Wałbrzych (Poland)
    Marktredwitz (Germany)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Morris J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2039). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 36 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:40:00
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Librarian View

    Download & Licensing

    • Terms of Use
    • This record is digitized but cannot be downloaded online.

    In-Person Research

    Request Access from Yale University Libraries

    Contact Us