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Oral history interview with Max Schein

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.174 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0174

Max Schein (birth name Himmelschein), born January 15, 1928 in Warsaw, Poland, describes growing up in an orphanage in Poland before the war; attending school; experiencing antisemitism; returning home from the orphanage; witnessing the beginning of the war; living under German occupation; not wearing the Jewish star; escaping the Germans and hiding in the forest; working on numerous farms in order to survive; living in a displaced persons camp in Austria after the war ended; and immigrating to Australia in 1949.


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Interviewee
Max Schein
Interviewer
Herta Imhof
Date
interview:  1990 May 25
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette.
Credit Line
Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:24:03
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