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Moses L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2394) interviewed by Nat Arkin and Janice Gordon

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2394

Videotape testimony of Moses L., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1912, a Polish citizen and one of three children. He recounts attending public school; increasing antisemitism in the 1930s; visiting his wife's family in Oświęcim in 1938; Poland revoking his Polish citizenship; being declared stateless; hiding during Kristallnacht; obtaining visas for the United States; being ordered to leave Germany; arrest with his father; his release because he had a U.S. visa; his father's deportation to Sachsenhausen; one sister's emigration to England; deportation to Sachsenhausen; staying in the same barrack as his father; beatings and humiliating treatment; his wife obtaining his release by booking passage to the U.S.; arrival in New York via Rotterdam; learning his father had perished in Sachsenhausen and his mother and sister were deported in 1943 (they never returned); and his surviving sister joining him after the war.

L., Moses, 1912-
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
Interview Date
February 21, 1992.
Berlin (Germany)
Oświęcim (Poland)
Rotterdam (Netherlands)
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Moses L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2394). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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