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Oral history interview with Max Hersch

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0280

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Max Hersch, born on April 10, 1921 in Bukovina, Romania, describes his family and having a pleasant childhood; attending school with non-Jews but soon not being allowed to learn a trade because he was Jewish; the Soviet invasion in 1939 and being forced to shovel snow; his family’s deportation to Chernivtsi and then to Mohyliv-Podil's'kyi, where conditions worsened; his experiences with nearby Romanian soldiers; German soldiers beginning to retreat in 1944 and soon being liberated by Russian forces; becoming a jeweler; and receiving help from the Joint Distribution Committee after the war.

Interviewee
Max Hersch
Interviewer
Dr. Radu Ioanid
Date
1993 December 13  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection