Morris F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2114) interviewed by Elliot Perry
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
- Interview Date
- September 17, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Morris F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2114). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Morris F., who was born in Łódź, Poland, the oldest of three children. He recalls his father's successful business; his close extended family; their orthodoxy; German invasion; his father's military draft; learning he had been killed; slave labor building a tram line; his mother's arrest; traveling with his siblings to Warsaw to join family; learning his mother had been released; returning to Łódź; ghettoization; supporting his mother and siblings; pervasive deaths; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau in June 1944; separation from his family (he never saw them again); public hangings of escapees; brief hospitalization for an injury; a death march and train transport to Dachau in January 1945; evacuation by train; abandonment by the guards; a local woman hiding his small group from German soldiers; liberation by United States troops; living in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Feldafing displaced persons camp; locating his father's brother in England; joining him in June 1947; learning ladies' tailoring; marriage to a survivor; and raising two sons.