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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1964

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.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Max K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1964). 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/4285407
Record last modified: 2016-03-28 11:51:00
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