Morris B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4364) interviewed by Laurel Vlock,
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.
- New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- August 20, 1980.
- Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
- 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.