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Morris K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2917) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2917

Videotape testimony of Morris K., who was born in Bazar, Poland in 1932. He recalls living on a farm that his father supervised; celebrating Jewish holidays in Popovtse; moving to Golovchynʹtse; friendships with Poles and Ukrainians; moving to Tluste (presently Tovste); Soviet occupation; studying Russian; German invasion; Ukrainian pogroms; his family's rescue by Ukrainian friends; living with a family whose son was on the Judenrat; ghettoization; hiding with his family during a round-up; his aunt surviving a mass killing; escaping another round-up; traveling to Golovchyʹntse; living on a farm; being joined by cousins; hiding with a Ukrainian family; moving to Lisovitse; working as a cowherd; escape from Ukrainian militiamen; his father's death from typhoid; being terrorized by Ukrainians and White Russians; hiding with his family; moving to a German forced labor camp near Tluste; his grandmother's death; liberation by Soviet troops; living in Tluste with his mother and brother; traveling to Chortkiv with Soviet troops; living in Skalat and Bytom; traveling to Munich; living in Landsberg and Leipheim displaced persons camps; and emigration to the United States. Mr. K. discusses receiving help from many non-Jews because his father had cared for their cattle, and his belief that he survived due to his faith.

Author/Creator
K., Morris, 1932-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
May 23, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Morris K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2917). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.