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Oral history interview with Mordechai Weiss

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

Interviewee
Mordechai Weiss
Date
1993 June 20  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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