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Maurice F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-385) interviewed by Donna Yanowitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-385

Videotape testimony of Maurice F., who served in the United States military, 2nd Infantry Regiment, in a medical detachment from 1943 to 1945. He recalls encountering a group of approximately seventy-five emaciated women in Eggenfelden, who related to him that they had been on a death march; their sense of hopelessness; their desire for Jewish contact (he spoke to them in Yiddish); his unit and local people disinterring bodies of others from their group and reburying them in coffins; his special bond with the women because he was Jewish; and some postwar correspondence. He notes sending photographs to Yad Vashem (he shows some) and painful memories, particularly of the smell of death.

Author/Creator
F., Maurice.
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
July 20, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Maurice F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-385). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.