Max L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3484) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1996
- Interview Date
- October 4, 1996.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Max L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3484). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Max L., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1923, the youngest of three children. He recounts his large extended family; his father's death in 1926; attending the Katzenelson school; participating in Hashomer Hatzair; German invasion; joining the Polish military; fleeing to Warsaw; fighting in Mszczonów and Warsaw; surrender; returning home; ghettoization; attending a clandestine school; his sister's hospitalization; retrieving her when warned of the hospital's liquidation; selection to clean the empty ghetto; deportation to Oranienburg, then Sachsenhausen; hospitalization; assistance from a non-Jewish prisoner-doctor; working in the hospital; transfer to Königs Wusterhausen; slave labor building a factory, burying corpses of German soldiers, and helping wounded Germans; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; antisemitic harassment by Poles; traveling to Berlin to be with his sister; living in Salzburg displaced persons camp, then Föhrenwald; marriage; working for UNRRA then the Joint in Gauting; his daughter's birth; emigration to the United States; and his son's birth.