Media Files
Title:
Moses D. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4098
Orbis bib 4677285
Language:
Primary English
Date:
creation 2000-11-10
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4098
Orbis bib 4677285
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body D., Moses, 1933-
Person or Corporate Body D., Moses, 1933-
topical Holocaust survivors
topical Video tapes
topical Men
topical Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
genre_form Personal narratives
topical World War, 1939-1945
genre_form Personal narratives, Jewish
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Children
topical Brothers
topical Brothers and sisters
topical Jews
topical Migrations
topical Jewish refugees
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Jews
topical Rescue
topical Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
topical Foster parents
geographic Germany
geographic Leipzig (Germany)
geographic London (England)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Postwar effects
topical Postwar experiences
topical Child survivors
Format:
1 videocassettes
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of Moses D., who was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1933, the oldest of four children. He remembers their affluence; a maid caring for the younger children; separation from their parents when they were placed on a train in July 1939; adults from the kindertransport accompanying them to London; being met by an uncle and aunt; his younger siblings being sent to foster homes; briefly staying in a hostel; living with his uncle and aunt; close calls during the blitzkrieg; visiting his siblings; antisemitic and anti-German harassment; learning his parents had left Germany; his uncle's incarceration as an enemy alien; hearing in 1944 that his parents were in Canada (they survived hiding in Italy); legal efforts to get his siblings back; resistance from their foster families; with his uncle, kidnapping his sister from school to hasten the legal process; living with his siblings with their uncle and aunt after the court decision; his siblings' trauma being wrenched from the only homes they knew; and reunion with their parents in New York in 1947. Mr. D. discusses emotional scars resulting from the war years, including claustrophobia from the blitzkrieg, and one brother's inability to adjust. He shows photographs and documents.
Language:
Primary English
Coverage:
Place of Recording New Haven, Conn. :
Date:
creation 2000-11-10
Agent:
Producer Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
D., Moses, 1933-
Rudof, Joanne Weiner
Herz, Sara Moss
Interviewee D, Moses (5375)
Interviewer Rudof, Joanne
Interviewer Herz, Sara Moss
Duration:
01:02:45

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