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Max A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3105) interviewed by Jean Gerber,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3105

Videotape testimony of Max A., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1915. He recalls marriage; his son's birth; German invasion; joining Polish forces in the east to fight the invasion; returning home after defeat; joining the Polish underground (AK); leaving with his wife and son for Słomniki when ghettoization was imminent; increased involvement in the AK; separation from his wife and child (he never saw them again); incarceration in Płaszów; retaining diamonds, gold, and money; bribing people for an easy job; contacts with the Joint; escaping with three other prisoners; rejoining his AK group; actions against Jews in hiding, Jewish and communist partisans, as well as against Germans; continuing to live as a non-Jewish Pole after the war; saving a British man from execution (he had saved many Jews); marriage; establishing a successful business; his son's birth; anti-Jewish violence; escaping to the American zone of Germany; and emigration to Canada in 1948. Mr. A. notes discussing only parts of his story with his children and the loss of most of his large extended family.

A., Max, 1915-1983.
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1983
Interview Date
May 25, 1983.
Kraków (Poland)
Słomniki (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Max A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3105). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.