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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3204

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)
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.
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