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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1726

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.

Author/Creator
S., Maurice, 1915-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
December 19, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Maurice S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1726). 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/4296013
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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