- 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.
- B., Max, 1914-1991.
- Boston, Mass. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
- Interview Date
- December 2, 1988.
Chełm (Lublin, Poland)
- Cite As
- Max B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1125). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
- Other Authors/Editors
- Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
Langer, Lawrence L., interviewer.
Associated material: B. Family Holocaust testimony (HVT-94), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.