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Oral history interview with Mordechai Weiss

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.168 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0168

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    Oral history interview with Mordechai Weiss


    Interview Summary
    Mordechai Weiss (born in 1926 in Balassagyarmat, Hungary) discusses his early family life; Jewish life before the war; pre-war antisemitism; the German entrance into Hungary in March 1943; the establishment of the ghetto; working in various unnamed labor camps; being moved closer to Budapest, Hungary, as the Soviet Army advanced; his knowledge of the extermination of Jews in Poland and Eastern Europe; being taken by train to the Austrian border in December 1944; digging anti-tank tunnels in another unnamed labor camp; maintaining his religiosity; being taken to Mauthausen; traveling through Vienna, Austria; the death march leaving Mauthausen; arriving in Gunskirchen; being liberated; returning home and the destruction of his hometown; traveling to Budapest, Hungary; preparing to immigrate to Palestine via Italy; the fate of his immediate family members; holding the Germans responsible for their actions during the Holocaust; relaying the stories of his Holocaust experiences to his children and grandchildren; and the adjustment to life in Israel.
    Mordechai Weiss
    interview:  1993 June 20
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    Restrictions on access. The interviewee requests that the interview not be viewed on Shabbat or Jewish holidays.
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Weiss, Mordechai, 1926-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Mordechai Weiss in Israel on June 20, 1993, for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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