Max N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2857) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1995
- Interview Date
- February 3, 1995.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Max N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2857). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Max N., who was born near Moscow in 1914. He recounts his family's move to Otwock, Poland after the revolution; attending university in Warsaw from 1933-1936, then briefly in Jerusalem; returning home due to Arab uprisings; marriage in 1937; his daughter's birth; ghettoization; his wife and daughter escaping the day before liquidation of the ghetto (his remaining family were killed); his transfer to Karczew; escaping to the Warsaw ghetto to join a sister (his wife was hiding with a non-Jew outside the ghetto and their daughter was in a Catholic orphanage in Otwock); working outside the ghetto; a German warning him not to return; joining his wife in hiding; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Otwock and retrieving their daughter; moving to Prague, Landsberg displaced persons camp, then Belgium; and emigration to the United States in 1950. Mr. N. discusses taking a year to persuade their daughter to accept Judaism; continuing contact with the Poles who hid them; and trying to forget his experiences.