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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.

Author/Creator
A., Max, 1915-1983.
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1983
Interview Date
May 25, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
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.