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Morris G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1598) interviewed by Norman Blumenthal and Pam Goodman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1598

Videotape testimony of Morris G., who was born in Athens, Greece in 1933. He recalls German invasion; his father being forced to register as a Jew; his parents' deportations; he and his younger sister being taken by their maternal aunts and uncle; a non-Jewish client of his father's hiding them; going to the suburbs; moving frequently; believing his mother would not return because she was frail, but that his father would; learning after the war that his father had perished but his mother had survived; her return; hearing of her brother's participation in the uprising in the crematoria in Birkenau; their emigration to the United States in 1951; his successful bakery business with his cousin; and his mother's death in 1972 (she never recovered from her camp experience). Mr. G. proudly tells of passing an exam in 1988 for his high school diploma and of his children's careers. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
G., Morris, 1933-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
May 20, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Morris G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1598). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4295742
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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