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Max M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-309) interviewed by Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin and Shelly Dattner

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-309

Videotape testimony of Max M., who was born in Skala-Podolʹskaya, in southeastern Poland, in 1926. He tells of a congenital hip problem which resulted in frequent hospitalization and surgery; the Russian occupation from 1939-1941; being caught near Lʹvov when the Germans invaded; and the difficulty of getting home to Skala with his mother. He describes the death of his brother in a POW camp, from which the Poles and Ukrainians had been released and only the Jews exterminated. He relates the formation of a ghetto; the Judenrat; deportation to Borshchov; hiding in bunkers during several round-ups; the death of his mother; a mass killing in which his father was killed; and his escape into the woods with a cousin, where he hid for fourteen months with other Jews from the area. Mr. M. discusses liberation by Russian troops; continuing hardship; living with no hope; and his eventual emigration to the United States. He describes the present as another and happy chapter in his life.

Author/Creator
M., Max, 1926-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
Interview Date
November 11, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Max M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-309). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/967622
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 16:48:00
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