H., Max, 1920-
Max H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2913) [videorecording] / interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman, May 3, 1994.
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994.
Videotape testimony of Max H., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1920. He recalls his father's death in 1936; working in the family's beauty salon; German invasion; a futile attempt to flee; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization in March 1941; working as a hospital barber; hiding his mother during round-ups; separation from her in October 1942 (he never saw her again); marriage in 1942; barbering for Germans; transfer with his wife to P?aszów in 1943; working as a messenger; seeing Kommandant Amon Goeth randomly killing prisoners; public hangings; arranging his wife's exemption from deportation with assistance from a German officer; disinterring and burning corpses; he and his cousin carrying his wife on the march to Auschwitz in January 1945; a death march to Gleiwitz; transport to Oranienburg, then Flossenbürg; assistance from his cousin; their transfer to Offenburg; escaping with friends during evacuation; and liberation by French troops. Mr. H. describes reunion with his wife in Konstanz; returning to find his mother-in-law in Kraków; traveling to Konstanz; establishing a displaced persons camp; helping others emigrate to Palestine; his son's birth; and emigration to the United States in 1949. He emphasizes his belief in the futility of fighting and the importance of respecting all people.
Associated material: Erna H. Holocaust testimony [wife] (HVT-2914), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Max H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2913). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
H., Max, 1920-
Göth, Amon, 1908-1946. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2001018206
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n96112360
Holocaust survivors. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061527
Video tapes. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85143214
Men. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85083510
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061518
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148465
Jewish ghettos. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh95007077
Jews -- Poland -- Kraków.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148285
Forced labor. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85050453
Husband and wife. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85063204
Death marches. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh95006384
Escapes. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85044783
Poland. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79131071
Kraków (Poland) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79125145
P?aszów (Concentration camp) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no97030354
Oral histories (document genres) aat http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300202595
Gleiwitz (Poland : Concentration camp)
Oranienburg (Concentration camp) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no97029526
Flossenbürg (Concentration camp) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no97029616
Konstanz (Germany) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79090081
Barbers. lcsh http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85011797
Aid by non-Jews.
Marriage in Jewish ghettos.
Mutual aid.
Postwar experiences.
Refugee camps. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh87007802
Kraków ghetto.
Offenburg (Germany : Concentration camp)
Konstanz (Germany : Refugee camp)
Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.
Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science
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