Morris B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4364) interviewed by Laurel Vlock
- New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- August 20, 1980.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Morris B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4364). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Morris B., who was born in Galicia in 1913. He recounts his family fleeing to Vienna during World War I; his determination to learn Austrian German and assimilate into the culture, thinking his future was there; working in a textile factory; attending law school; attending a Nazi convention in Munich in 1936 with fellow students; German occupation in 1938; marriage; arrest on Kristallnacht; beatings and shootings; an Austrian officer releasing him; emigration to Geneva via Italy; obtaining emigration papers to Cuba with assistance from a non-Jewish banker in Zurich; emigration to Havana in March 1929; his son's birth three weeks later; starting a German-Jewish weekly paper; organizing with other emigrants to receive additional aid from the Joint; the arrival of the St. Louis; the Joint sending a representative, Laura M., to negotiate the debarkation of the passengers; the return of the St,. Louis to Europe; and his emigration to the United States in 1940.