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Oral history interview with Morris Gordon

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.A.0364 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0085

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Morris Gordon, born in Latvia, describes immigrating with his father to the United States; growing up in New York, NY; attending City College and Columbia University; being ordained as a rabbi in 1940; volunteering for the military in 1942; his participation in The Flying Tigers; going to India briefly then Burma; traveling through the jungles of Burma to get to different camps and getting lost three times; taking his Torah with him everywhere he went; arriving in Shanghai as a Jewish chaplain and being greeted by a large Jewish community; conducting a Bar Mitzvah with a boy; his memories of the Shanghai Jewish ghetto and its schools; and receiving a challis from a Catholic chaplain during the war to help him perform his services.

Interviewee
Rabbi Morris Gordon
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1989 December 28  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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