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Oral history interview with Max Locker

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.56 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0056

Max (né Meir) Zaidik Locker, born around 1926 in Rosilna, Poland (now part of Ukraine), describes his parents, Gedaliya and Fryma, and grandfathers, Samson and Meir; being one of four children; his happy childhood; his father being a yeshiva graduate; going to Cheder at age four; going to public school in the afternoons; finishing school at age 11; the large Ukrainian population in Rosilna and the 35 Jewish families; his father’s occupation as a forester; the harsh winters and the prevalence of tuberculosis; his family’s relationship with the town’s mayor and priest; the hearing about the rise of Hitler and the Anschluss; being sent to Ivano-Frankivs'ka, Ukraine for school; the Nazis arriving in Rosilna and most of his family escaping to the forest, except for his father who stayed behind; finding out that his father was shot and killed while they were in the forest; how when the trucks come in to evacuate the Jews to the ghetto the children escaped to the forest and his mother stayed behind; his mother being sent to the ghetto and killed; going to Perehins'ke, Ukraine with his siblings and working in the forest; changing addresses; and the book he wrote about his experiences.

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Max Locker
Karen Codner
interview:  2009 November 03
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:27:19
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