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Oral history interview with Morris Kornberg

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0246 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0061

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    Oral history interview with Morris Kornberg


    Interview Summary
    Morris Kornberg, born in Poland, discusses his pre-war family life; the German invasion of Poland; being forced to move into a ghetto; daily life in the ghetto; being arrested and beaten by the Gestapo on suspicion that he was helping the Polish Resistance; his experience in a prison in Końskie; being sent to Auschwitz as a political prisoner; working in a coal mine in a sub-camp of Auschwitz; being forced to go to Buchenwald on a death march and working in the sub-camp Tröglitz; being moved to Theresienstadt; his liberation with the help of the International Red Cross; post-war life in Poland; traveling to Prague, Czech Republic; staying in sanatoriums; working for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Germany; immigrating to the United States; living in Washington, DC; working for a mattress company; getting married; how the memory of his experiences during the Holocaust have affected his daily life; and antisemitism in the United States.
    Mr. Morris Kornberg
    Margaret West
    interview:  1999 September 27
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    5 sound cassettes (60 min.).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kornberg, Morris, 1918-

    Administrative Notes

    Margaret West, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Morris Kornberg on September 27, 1999 in Waldorf, MD.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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