Max B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1125) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Lawrence L. Langer,
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.
- Boston, Mass. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
- Interview Date
- December 2, 1988.
Chełm (Lublin, Poland)
- 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.