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Max B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1125) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Lawrence L. Langer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1125

Videotape testimony of Max B., who was born in Łódź, Poland, in 1914. This testimony includes all of the information in an earlier interview (HVT-94). Additional topics discussed include prewar antisemitism in Poland; his draft into the Polish army after the outbreak of war; ghettoization; volunteering with his younger brother when Ḥayim Rumkowski asked for laborers; working as electricians in a labor camp; the importance of remaining with his brother; relatively good conditions; transfer and separation from his brother upon arrival in Auschwitz; transfer to Monowitz; the death march to Gleiwitz; transfer with his brother in an open cattle car to overcrowded camps; and working in Dora. Mr. B. details participating in resistance and sabotage in concentration camps; taking the place of weaker prisoners during selections; feeling responsible for people being hanged for sabotage in Dora; increasingly severe conditions of starvation and dehumanization; witnessing cannibalism during transport to Bergen-Belsen; the physical and psychological state of survivors after liberation by British troops; escaping to Celle; meeting American troops; moving to Hannover; marriage; and emigration to the United States.

Author/Creator
B., Max, 1914-1991.
Published
Boston, Mass. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
Interview Date
December 2, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Max B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1125). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1083432
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