Moritz G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2569) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- June 10, 1993.
- 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.
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.