Moses M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2497) interviewed by Gillian Green Douek
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- November 24, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Moses M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2497). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Moses M., who was born in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland in 1923, the oldest of six children. He recounts his family's orthodoxy; attending cheder and public school; his bar mitzvah; leaving school at thirteen to work in his parents' bakery; working in his uncle's bakery in Łódź; German invasion; returning home; ghettoization; forced labor in a glass factory; having to stay in the factory while the ghetto was liquidated (he never saw his family again); transfer to Skarżysko-Kamienna; slave labor in a HASAG munitions factory; digging anti-tank trenches in 1944; transfer to Buchenwald, then to a forest near Leipzig; building a munitions factory; hospitalization after a beating; transfer to agricultural work; improved health due to receiving more food; transfer to Theresienstadt in April 1945; assistance from the Red Cross; hospitalization; liberation by Soviet troops; prisoners killing German soldiers; registering for transfer to England; arriving at Windermere in August; transfer to an orthodox hostel in London; working as a cook; marriage in 1951; and his daughter's birth. Mr. M. shows photographs and expresses his gratitude to England.