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Maurice S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1726) interviewed by Devorah Mann,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1726

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    Videotape testimony of Maurice S., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1915. He recalls joining a Zionist organization in spite of his family's Hasidic roots; antisemitic harassment; attending a private Hebrew school; emigration with his family to Antwerp, Belgium in 1929; joining his father's business; fleeing toward France during the German invasion; returning; moving to Brussels in late 1941 or early 1942 after receiving German orders to report for work; obtaining false papers; placing his parents in hiding with an Italian woman; removing them after Germans came and the woman protected them; traveling to Alle, a small village, with his parents and siblings; renting a house using their false papers; attending church; moving to Bohan; hiding in the woods when warned of German raids; and returning to Brussels after the war. Mr. S. relates business trips to the United States; meeting his wife there; emigrating in 1950; and raising his own children and adopted twins (Soviet refugees whose mother died). He shows photographs and documents.
    S., Maurice, 1915-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
    Interview Date
    December 19, 1990.
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Antwerp (Belgium)
    Bohan (Belgium)
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Alle (Belgium)
    Cite As
    Maurice S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1726). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Mann, Devorah, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (45 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.

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