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Oral history interview with Marko Moskovitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0159.5 | RG Number: RG-50.472.0005

Marko Moskovitz, a Jewish displaced person, discusses his memories of the Hungarian invasion of Czechoslovakia; the establishment of a ghetto in Zlotwina (possibly Solotvyno, Ukraine); his family's deportation to Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps; the death of his mother and younger siblings in Auschwitz; his transport from Auschwitz to work building a railroad station near Breslau, Germany (Wrocław, Poland); his memories of Auschwitz prisoners killed in the gas chambers and their bodies burned in the crematoria and in a large pit near the camp; his memories of the “Muselmänner" in Auschwitz; the fate of his younger brother in Gleiwitz concentration camp; his memories of the camp evacuations in January 1945 and his time in Flossenbürg and Offenburg concentration camps; his liberation by French troops in the Black Forest and his stay in Inerringen, Germany utilizing the facilities and food left by fleeing Germans; his time in Turin, Italy after liberation; his decision to travel to France in order to attend the ORT trade school. The interview continues with a discussion about HIAS services for displaced persons and a Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) administered by David Boder. During the test Moskovitz discusses the concept of "Muselmann" (Muselmänner).

Interviewee
Mark Moskovitz
Interviewer
David P. Boder
Date
1946 July 30  (interview)
Language
German
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from the Library of Congress
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