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Oral history interview with Max Schmidt

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0279

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Max Schmidt, born in Chernivtsi, Romania (now Ukraine) on January 31, 1909, describes his family situation before the war; encountering antisemitism while attending school in Czechoslovakia; returning home in 1937 to look for work but having no luck; the Russian occupation of Chernivtsi in 1940; going into the ghetto with his wife in 1941; his deportation to Mogilev (Mohyliv-Podil's'kyi, Ukraine) to work in the Timisoara; working as a repairman on machinery for the Germans and the Romanians; his liberation and leaving for Cuba in 1949; and finally settling in the United States.

Interviewee
Max Schmidt
Interviewer
Dr. Radu Ioanid
Date
1993 December 14  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection