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Oral history interview with Morris Lipson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1990.338.42 | RG Number: RG-50.037.0042

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Morris Lipson, born in 1920 in Lodz, Poland, describes being the youngest of three children; attending public and religious school; his parents having a wholesale shoe business; going to Warsaw, Poland when Hitler invaded and going home after four weeks; the establishment of the ghetto in 1940 and conditions there; working in a factory of straw shoes; the ghetto being liquidated in 1944 and being taken on cattle trains to Auschwitz with his mother, sister, and brother; the men and women being separated; being sent to work in a rubber factory in Hanover, Germany; being sent to build barracks and work in mines 50 miles away; having an accident with his finger, which had to be cut off; people dying from starvation; being marched for several days to Bergen-Belsen; being freed by the British; being taken in an ambulance on a stretcher to a military hospital; being taken to Sweden to recuperate; meeting his future wife in Stockholm, Sweden; their daughter’s birth in Sweden in 1947; immigrating to the United States in 1954; and his sadness that his children didn't have grandparents, aunts, and uncles like all other children.

Interviewee
Morris Lipson
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:50:27
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