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Oral history interview with Martin Moses

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

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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.

Interviewee
Martin Moses
Date
1988 June 26  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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