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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3484

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.

Author/Creator
L., Max, 1923-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1996
Interview Date
October 4, 1996.
Language
English
Copies
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.