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Oral history interview with Murray Gordon

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.828 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0828

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The interview describes Mr. Gordon's life in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, his experiences in the Kovno ghetto and with Zionist underground, and the atrocities perpetrated against Jews that he witnessed. Mr. Gordon describes being deported to Dachau with his father, being separated from his mother and brother, both of whom perished, the death march he endured, and his liberation. Mr. Gordon discusses his attempts to immigrate to the United States, attending the University of Munich, and his eventual success and arrival in New York in 1949. Mr. Gordon describes his career, marriage and children, and his past difficulties in discussing his Holocaust experiences.

Interviewee
Murray Gordon
Date
1989 December 07  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:25:22
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