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Max S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1782) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1782

Videotape testimony of Max S., who was born in Iŭe, Poland (presently Belarus) in 1924. He recalls working as a carpenter for the Soviets in 1939; visiting an aunt in Baranvichy in 1941; German invasion; hiding in an attic during a mass killing in Iŭe; transfer to the Lida ghetto in December; forced labor as a carpenter; a Jew reporting him for leaving the ghetto; interception by a German; escaping back to the ghetto; fleeing to the woods with four others; joining a partisan unit of Jews and Russians; blowing up German trains; learning his family was killed; living in Łódź, Berlin, and a refugee camp in Munich after the war; emigration to the United States in June 1947; and marriage in 1948. Mr. S. notes feelings of revenge when blowing up German trains, and sharing his experiences with his son.

S., Max, 1924-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
April 16, 1991.
Łódź (Poland)
Berlin (Germany)
Iŭe (Belarus)
Baranavichy (Belarus)
Lida (Belarus)
Munich (Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Max S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1782). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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