Maximilian K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3961) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1997
- Interview Date
- November 16, 1997.
- 3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Maximilian K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3961). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Maximilian K., who was born in Prievidza, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Slovakia) in 1915. He recalls military service from 1937 to 1939; forced labor in Nováky and other locations from 1942 to 1944; marriage in 1944; paying non-Jews to hide him, his wife, and parents; arrest by the Hlinka guard; deportation to Sered; evacuation by train; escaping during an Allied bombing (his wife and parents remained behind); hiding in a friend's attic and in the mountains; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; reunion with his wife and parents; not being able to reclaim his property; dealing with officials who were former Nazis; emigration to Israel in 1949 via Bratislava; and his parents and sister remaining in Bratislava.