Media Files
Title:
Morris B. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4364
Orbis bib 8117732
Language:
Primary English
Date:
creation 1980-08-20
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4364
Orbis bib 8117732
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body B., Morris, 1913-
Person or Corporate Body St. Louis (Ship)
Person or Corporate Body American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Person or Corporate Body B., Morris, 1913-
Person or Corporate Body St. Louis (Ship)
Person or Corporate Body American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
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 Kristallnacht, 1938
topical Jews
topical Migrations
topical Jewish refugees
geographic Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
geographic Vienna (Austria)
geographic Austria
topical History
temporal Anschluss, 1938
geographic Munich (Germany)
geographic Geneva (Switzerland)
geographic Zurich (Switzerland)
geographic Havana (Cuba)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Antisemitism
temporal Pre-war
topical Crystal Night, 1938
topical Aid by non-Jews
Format:
2 videocassettes
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of Morris B., who was born in Galicia in 1913. He recounts his family fleeing to Vienna during World War I; his determination to learn Austrian German and assimilate into the culture, thinking his future was there; working in a textile factory; attending law school; attending a Nazi convention in Munich in 1936 with fellow students; German occupation in 1938; marriage; arrest on Kristallnacht; beatings and shootings; an Austrian officer releasing him; emigration to Geneva via Italy; obtaining emigration papers to Cuba with assistance from a non-Jewish banker in Zurich; emigration to Havana in March 1929; his son's birth three weeks later; starting a German-Jewish weekly paper; organizing with other emigrants to receive additional aid from the Joint; the arrival of the St. Louis; the Joint sending a representative, Laura M., to negotiate the debarkation of the passengers; the return of the St,. Louis to Europe; and his emigration to the United States in 1940.
Language:
Primary English
Coverage:
Place of Recording New Haven, Conn. :
Date:
creation 1980-08-20
Agent:
Producer Holocaust Survivors Film Project
B., Morris, 1913-
Vlock, Laurel
Interviewee B, Morris (5739)
Interviewer Vlock, Laurel
Duration:
01:05:23

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