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Oral history interview with Morris Kornberg

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

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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.

Interviewee
Mr. Morris Kornberg
Interviewer
Margaret West
Date
1999 September 27  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation