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Morris B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4364) interviewed by Laurel Vlock,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4364

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    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.
    B., Morris, 1913-
    New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
    Interview Date
    August 20, 1980.
    Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Munich (Germany)
    Geneva (Switzerland)
    Zurich (Switzerland)
    Havana (Cuba)
    Cite As
    Morris B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4364). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.
    Related material: Laura M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4355), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 3 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Crystal Night, 1938.
    Aid by non-Jews.

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