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Peretz M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1570) interviewed by Michael Alpert

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1570

Videotape testimony of Peretz M., who was born in Brooklyn, New York. He recounts his Yiddish background; marriage in 1938; serving in the United States army beginning in 1943; landing in Europe in August 1944; encountering concentration camp survivors near Remse, Germany in April 1945; providing food for them; speaking to them in Yiddish; compiling a list of their names; sending the list to his wife who had it published several places in New York (there was a tremendous response to it); receiving small gifts from the former prisoners; visiting his relatives in Brussels and Paris; visiting Ebensee; and working as an interpreter after the war for a unit in Austria. Mr. M. tells the stories of many relative. He shows artifacts, documents, and photographs.

Author/Creator
M., Peretz, 1915-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
September 9, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Peretz M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1570). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.