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Oral history interview with Max Schwarz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.957 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0957

Max Schwarz discusses his childhood in Berlin, Germany; his religious upbringing; the antisemitism he experienced beginning in 1933; the help he received from a few Germans; his arrest in October 1938, his release six weeks later, and his decision to leave for Holland in December of the same year; leaving Holland for Palestine at some point before the German invasion; his experiences on the journey, and the challenges he encountered upon arrival; his arrest by the British, his subsequent release, and his involvement with Haganah; his experiences during the war in 1947; his immigration to the United States at some later date; his life in the US; and the fates of his other family members.

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Max Schwarz
R. Banczewska
interview:  1998 September 01
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-07-08 14:55:24
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