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Max B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-733) interviewed by Ann Gadol and Debbie Weinberg,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-733

Videotape testimony of Max B., who was born in Łuków, Poland in 1918, the fifth of seven children. He recounts his family's relative affluence; German invasion; hiding; capture with two brothers; transfer to Siedlce; one brother's escape; transfer to Węgrów; escaping with his other brother; returning home; deportation with one brother to Rogoznica; his parents bribing officials for their release; ghettoization; his sister's deportation; one brother's death while trying to escape; hiding with his family during round-ups; forced labor; escaping from a round-up; returning to the ghetto; deportation; jumping from the train en route to Treblinka; joining other escapees; returning to Łuków; searching for his family (they had been deported); fleeing from Polish police; hiding on several farms; being joined by a group of armed Jews; battles with the Armia Krajowa; building a bunker in the forest; taking revenge on Polish informers; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Brest; arrest as suspected spies; release; returning to Łuków; traveling to Katowice, then Munich; and emigration to the United States in 1949. Mr. B. discusses testifying in Germany at the trial of a German he had seen kill someone, and recently visiting the Łuków area with his children.

Author/Creator
B., Max, 1917-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1985
Interview Date
November 10, 1985.
Locale
Poland
Łuków
Germany
Łuków (Lublin, Poland)
Siedlce (Poland)
Węgrów (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
Brest (Belarus)
Katowice (Poland)
Munich (Germany)
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Max B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-733). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.