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Moritz G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2569) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2569

Videotape testimony of Moritz G., who was born in Brzeziny, Poland in 1927, one of four children. He recalls his family belonging to the Ger Hasidic movement; attending Jewish schools; German invasion in 1939; anti-Jewish restrictions, including wearing the star; his father's escape to the Soviet Union; his mother's three-month imprisonment; a round-up including his two-year-old brother; ghettoization; forced labor as a tailor; his clandestine bar mitzvah; transfer with his family to the Łódź ghetto; starvation; deportation to Auschwitz in 1944; separation with his brother from his family; transfer to Friedland about ten days later; a privileged position working indoors; abandonment by German guards; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Łódź with his brother; reunion with a cousin who told them their father was alive in Russia; returning to Friedland, then Brzeziny; traveling to Nuremberg; living in Regensburg and Berlin; his brother's murder in a robbery in December 1945; marriage; his son's birth; emigration to the United States in 1950; reunion with his father in Israel in 1955; moving his brother's grave to Israel in 1975; and visits with his father until his death in 1989. He shows photographs, documents, and a plaque.

Author/Creator
G., Moritz, 1927-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
June 10, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Moritz G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2569). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.