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Oral history interview with Martin Moses

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.346.85 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0085

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    Oral history interview with Martin Moses


    Interview Summary
    Martin Moses, born on February 5, 1928 in Deutsch Krone, Germany (now Walcz, Poland), describes his family history in Deutsch Krone; his first memory of the Nazi presence in Germany; his family’s interactions with non-Jews; his Orthodox Jewish education; his family’s move when he was six years old to Schönlanke, Germany (now Trzcianka, Pila, Poland); Kristallnacht and his father’s deportation to Sachsenhausen; his father’s release in February 1939 and going with his parents to Shanghai, China; arriving in Shanghai and being placed in a reception camp by the Jewish Committee; moving into a one-room flat in Hongkew; being ordered with the other Jews to move into a camp in March 1943; life in the camp; listening to the Russian radio stations about the victories in Europe; the Americans’ arrival in 1945; continuing to live in China for three more years; going to Chicago, IL in 1948; his parents moving to Chicago in 1951; visiting Germany several times a year for work; not feeling German; and the Jewish community in China.
    Martin Moses
    interview:  1988 June 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Moses, Martin, 1928-

    Administrative Notes

    The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois (now Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center) conducted the interview with Martin Moses on June 26, 1988. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch received the tape of the interview from the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois on December 12, 1988.
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