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Max G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-129) interviewed by Robert Prince and Nanette Auerhahn

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-129

Videotape testimony of Max G., who was born in Russia in 1908. Mr. G. describes his childhood in Lubartów; his family's move to Lublin, Poland, in 1918; his status as a violin prodigy and his conservatory training in Vienna; his move to Berlin after the first World War, and his eighteen years in Berlin, including his marriage and business successes. He also details his emigration to Belgium after Kristallnacht; life in Belgium; his arrest and internment in a concentration and a transit camp in Belgium; his deportation, with his wife, to Auschwitz; the death march, a year and a half later, through Austria to Mauthausen, then to Ebensee, where he was liberated after one year. Postwar experiences include his recovery in Marienbad and Brussels; the death of his first wife; emigration to the United States in 1950; and his second marriage and divorce.

Author/Creator
G., Max, 1908-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
July 30, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Max G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-129). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.