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Morris F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4105) interviewed by Simon J. Carmel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4105

Videotape testimony of Morris F., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1918. He recalls a serious illness and hospitalization; waking up deaf; becoming very depressed; not being able to attend school;living; moving to Tel Aviv with his family; returning to Łódź due to harsh conditions; fear after German invasion; ghettoization; forced labor as a tailor; his parents not returning home; separation from his brothers (he never saw them again); deportation to Auschwitz; hiding his deafness; responding to vibrations and following others; slave labor on farms; transfer to Dachau; liberation from a barn by United States troops; hospitalization in Munich; living in Landsberg and Salzburg displaced persons camps; teaching himself German; obtaining work as a tailor in Salzburg; obtaining papers for emigration to the United States from an American general for whom he made a suit; working in a clothing factory, then as a pattern designer; marriage; and his son's birth. Mr. F. discusses frequent beatings and pervasive killings in camps and trying not to bring back those terrible memories, but despite that, sharing his story today for his son's family.

Author/Creator
F., Morris, 1918-
Published
Salt Lake City, Utah : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2001
Interview Date
April 13, 2001.
Language
Sign languages
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Morris F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4105). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4789913
Record last modified: 2013-11-11 14:24:00
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