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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1755

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.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Morris B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1755). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.