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Morris B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1227) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Freda Rommers,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1227

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    Videotape testimony of Morris B., who was born in Tarnów, Poland in 1918. He recalls his family's poverty; primitive living conditions; pervasive antisemitism; a tailor's apprenticeship; German invasion; fleeing briefly to Przemyśl; returning home; forced labor; ghettoization; transfer to Pustków; return to the ghetto; transfer with a cousin to Płaszów; working as a tailor; public shootings of escapees; transfer to Zakopane, then Mauthausen; slave labor in the quarry; transfer to Melk, then Ebensee; observing cannibalism; liberation by United States troops; traveling to Salzburg, then Rome and Bari, intending to emigrate to Palestine; reunion with his brother; black market dealings; marriage to a Catholic; and emigration to the United States. Mr. B. discusses details of camp life; assuming he would die in camp, but living due to his curiosity; nightmares; his wife leaving him; suicide attempts; and shielding his children from his story.
    B., Morris, 1918-
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1988
    Interview Date
    February 3, 1988.
    Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie)
    Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
    Przemyśl (Poland)
    Salzburg (Austria)
    Rome (Italy)
    Bari (Italy)
    Cite As
    Morris B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1227). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.
    Rommers, Freda, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 54 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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