Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series. Max Michelson. 2002
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Max Michelson : 2002
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.), Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee (Creator)
Michelson, Max, 1924- (Speaker)
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Holocaust survivor Max Michelson discusses his experiences during the Holocaust as part of the Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series held during Northeastern University's annual Holocaust Awareness Week. Michelson, orginally from Riga, Latvia, gives an overview of the Holocaust in Riga and particularly highlights the role of local population in the violence there. A teenager at the start of the war, Michelson did forced labor in the ghetto in Riga and avoided the Rumbula and Bikernieki forest massacres. He later spent time in the Kaiserwald and Stutthof concentration camps and in a camp in Magdeburg, Germany
Part of lecture series, "Holocaust Awareness Committee: a time to bear witness."
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Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee records (A67)
Holocaust awareness series. Backstrom Holocaust survivors speakers series ; 2002
Subjects and keywords
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives
Jewish ghettos
Rīga (Latvia)
Gdańsk (Poland)
Magdeburg (Germany)
Kaiserwald (Concentration camp)
Stutthof (Concentration camp)
Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
Rumbula Massacre, Rumbula, Latvia, 1941
Biķernieki forest
Michelson, Max, 1924-
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Northeastern University Library
Archives and Special Collections (A67) Max Michelson, Jack Trompetter, Michael Novice, Ruth Novice, Location 89/4
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