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Maurice K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2920) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2920

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    Videotape testimony of Maurice K., who was born in Užhorod, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1924, one of ten children. He recalls antisemitic harassment from age four; his observant home; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish laws; one brother's emigration to Switzerland; protection due to family political connections; German occupation in April 1944; anti-Jewish measures; his mother arranging hiding places for him and his siblings in May; hiding on a farm; ghettoization of his parents, two brothers, and sister-in-law (he never saw his parents and one brother again); taking food to others in hiding; being joined by his brother; posing as a Christian; joining their sister in Budapest with assistance from a German officer; obtaining false papers; working with his brother in a German Army garage, then in the food industry, which exempted them from the military; witnessing a mass killing of Jews; liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945; finding his siblings (all but one survived); moving to Oradea; living in Prague with eight siblings; and emigration to the United States via France. Mr. K. discusses people's reluctance to hear about his experiences; sharing his story with his children and students; continuing nightmares; and his ongoing relationship with the family who hid him.
    K., Maurice, 1924-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
    Interview Date
    May 10, 1994.
    Uz︠h︡horod (Ukraine)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Oradea (Romania)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Maurice K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2920). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rappaport, Naomi, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 47 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Survivor-child relations.
    Mutual aid.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Mass killings.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.

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