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Morris B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1755) interviewed by Jaschael Pery,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1755

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Morris B., who was born in Drahovo, Ukraine (Austro-Hungarian Monarchy when he was born, later Czechoslovakia), one of eight children. He recalls his father's service in World War I; his death; leaving school to support his family; serving in the Czech army; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish measures; compulsory service in a Hungarian labor battalion in Košice, Debrecen, and Serbia; returning home in 1944; transfer with his family to Sokirnitsa; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from his family (he never saw his mother again); transfer to Buchenwald, Dora, and Nordhausen; reunion with two brothers; a severe beating; transfer to Bergen-Belsen with one brother in February 1945; their physical deterioration; receiving extra soup for placing corpses on pyres; liberation by British troops in April; hospitalization in Gotland, Sweden; marriage; working in Stockholm; the birth of a daughter; and emigration to the United States in 1947.
    Author/Creator
    B., Morris, 1909-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    January 27, 1991.
    Locale
    Hungary
    Austria
    Drahovo (Ukraine)
    Košice (Slovakia)
    Debrecen (Hungary)
    Sokyrnyt︠s︡i︠a︡ (Ukraine)
    Serbia
    Dora (Germany : Concentration camp)
    Nordhausen (Germany : Concentration camp)
    Gotland (Sweden)
    Stockholm (Sweden)
    Cite As
    Morris B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1755). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Pery, Jaschael, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 27 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4317797
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:26:00
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