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Oral history interview with Max Krautler

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.23 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0023

Max Krautler, born on September 4, 1917 in Kraków, Poland, describes his parents, brother, and two sisters; attending school; his job distributing supplies to schools; experiencing and witnessing antisemitism; hearing about Hitler’s rise to power; the beginning of WWII; being picked up serval times to do forced labor; life in the ghetto and being strictly policed by the German and Jewish police; being sent to Gross-Rosen in 1942; the fates of his immediate family members; forced labor in the camp; being forced to march for several days to Flossenbürg; being sent to Buchenwald; being marched away from the camp; escaping the march and hiding in a barn; finding American soldiers who transported him to a hospital; living in Falkenstein, Germany near Regensberg, Germany; getting married; opening a textile store; going to the United States in 1956; his jobs in New York, NY; and his life in the US.

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Max Krautler
Richard Schellhammer
interview:  1991 August 22
1 videotape reel (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..