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Morris F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2114) interviewed by Elliot Perry

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2114

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.

Author/Creator
F., Morris, 1925-
Published
London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
Interview Date
September 17, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.