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Morris R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1523) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Rose Thering

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1523

Videotape testimony of Morris R., who was born in Krosno, Poland in 1930. He recounts living in a village near Krosno; attending public school; antisemitic harassment; German invasion; his brother fleeing to Russia; deportation to the Krosno ghetto; his father's death from a beating; transfer to Rzeszów labor camp; escaping with his mother back to the Krosno ghetto; deportation to Płaszów (he never saw his mother again); slave labor in a shoe factory; transfer to Mauthausen, then Melk one month later; slave labor digging tunnels; a death march to Ebensee in 1945; Allied bombings; liberation by United States troops; traveling to Italy with assistance from the Jewish Brigade; moving to Linz displaced persons camp to join his three sisters and a brother; traveling to France in 1947; and emigration to the United States with a cousin's assistance. Mr. R. discusses maintaining hope most of the time in concentration camps; continuing nightmares resulting from his experiences; and sharing his story with his children and grandchildren.

Author/Creator
R., Morris, 1930-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
Interview Date
March 8, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Morris R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1523). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.