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Oral history interview with Max Schein

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

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    Oral history interview with Max Schein


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Max Schein
    Herta Imhof
    interview:  1990 May 25
    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.

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Schein, Max, 1928-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Max Schein for the Twelfth Hour Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in April 2006 from the State Library of New South Wales where the collection is housed.
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