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Max N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2857) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2857

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.

Author/Creator
N., Max, 1914-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1995
Interview Date
February 3, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297088
Record last modified: 2013-11-11 14:18:00
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