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Oral history interview with Jack Moss

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1282 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0463

Jack Moss (né Jakuv Mozelsio), born in 1924 in Łódź, Poland, discusses his family background; his encounters with Polish antisemitism; his family's feelings about the possibility of a German occupation; the restrictions imposed on Jews by the Germans; the lucrative business that the Germans brought to his father's tannery; odd jobs that he did at the request of the Germans, including helping to tear down a statue of Tadeusz Kościuszko in Plac Wolności; a German friend who agreed to be a stand-in owner of the tannery, so it would not be confiscated; his uncle, aunt, and other family members fleeing to Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland for safety while he and his parents stayed in Łódź; the return of his sister and cousin from Tomaszów Mazowiecki; and how the rest of his family in Tomaszów Mazowiecki perished while he and the others who remained in Łódź were saved.


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Interviewee
Jack Moss
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
interview:  1995 March 23
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:33:10
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