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Max K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1964) interviewed by Larry Steinfeld and Nathan Wolkowitz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1964

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Max K., who was born in Cernaŭți, Romania in 1937. He recalls Soviet occupation; the outbreak of war; a forced march, with his parents and grandmother, to the Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ ghetto in 1941; ghettoization; pervasive hunger and lack of sanitation; their escape with assistance from a Ukrainian farmer in 1942; hiding with his parents and grandmother at the farmer's house until 1944; returning to the ghetto with his parents; and liberation by Soviet partisans. Mr. K. recounts fleeing from Mohyliv with his parents and grandmother; public execution of German soldiers by partisans; walking to Ploiești, then moving to Bucharest with his parents; illegally walking through Hungary and Czechoslovakia in 1948 to get to Rome; emigrating to Canada; attending school and learning a new language; marriage; his parents' deaths; and emigration with his family to the United States. He discusses memories of Romanies in the ghetto; fears of Germans when hiding on the farm; and the importance to their survival of luck and his father's skills and ingenuity. He shows family photographs.
    Author/Creator
    K., Max, 1936-
    Published
    Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1992
    Interview Date
    December 15, 1992.
    Locale
    Ukraine
    Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ
    Romania
    Chernivt︠s︡i (Ukraine)
    Bucharest (Romania)
    Rome (Italy)
    Ploiești (Romania)
    Cite As
    Max K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1964). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Steinfeld, Larry, interviewer.
    Wolkowitz, Nathan, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 36 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Soviet occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Hiding.
    Partisans.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4285407
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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