Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Max K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3204) interviewed by Josie Riger and Beatrice Harrison,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3204

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward


    Videotape testimony of Max K., who was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1923. He recounts his parents' emigration from Poland; attending school; being snubbed by non-Jewish friends after Hitler's ascent to power; his father realizing the danger and moving them to Strasbourg in 1933, then to Milan a year later; his and his twin brother's b'nai mitzvah; anti-Jewish restrictions; his father arranging for his older sister, her husband, and child to join them; his parents' benign “incarceration" in Italian camps; visiting them; living in Casalpusterlengo to avoid Allied bombings; German invasion in 1943; obtaining false papers from a non-Jewish friend; illegally entering Switzerland with his brother from Valtellina; his sister and her child following them (her husband was in an Italian camp); living in several refugee camps; joining his parents in Rome after the war; emigration with his twin to the United States in 1946; and his sister joining them in 1948. Mr. K. discusses the loss of many Polish relatives in the Holocaust. He shows photographs.
    K., Max, 1923-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1995
    Interview Date
    July 19, 1995.
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Strasbourg (France)
    Milan (Italy)
    Casalpusterlengo (Italy)
    Valtellina (Italy)
    Rome (Italy)
    Cite As
    Max K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3204). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Riger, Josie, interviewer.
    Harrison, Beatrice, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration dub; and 1/2 in. VHS.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 4 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:47:00
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Librarian View

    Download & Licensing

    • Terms of Use
    • This record is digitized but cannot be downloaded online.

    In-Person Research

    Request Access from Yale University Libraries

    Contact Us