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Max L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3484) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3484

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    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.
    L., Max, 1923-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1996
    Interview Date
    October 4, 1996.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Mszczonów (Poland)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Gauting (Germany)
    Cite As
    Max L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3484). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kaplan, Raymond, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 21 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hospitals in Jewish ghettos.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Postwar.

    Administrative Notes

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