Max K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3204) interviewed by Josie Riger and Beatrice Harrison
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1995
- Interview Date
- July 19, 1995.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration dub; and 1/2 in. VHS.
- Cite As
- Max K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3204). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.