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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
interview:  1946 July 30
Language
German
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Library of Congress
 
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