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Title
Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series transcript
Creator
Michelson, Max
Leff, Laurel
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee
Abstract
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.
Title
Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series. Max Michelson. 2016
Alternative Title
Max Michelson : 2016
Creator
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.), Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee (Creator)
Contributor
Michelson, Max, 1924- (Speaker)
Leff, Laurel, 1957- (Speaker)
Language
English
Date created
January 26, 2016
Type of resource
Moving image
Genre
Video recordings
Format
Video
Digital origin
born digital
Abstract/Description
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.
Notes
"2016 Holocaust Awareness Week"
Related item
Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee records (A67)
Holocaust awareness series. Backstrom Holocaust survivors speakers series ; 2016
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
Leff, Laurel, 1957-
Michelson, Max, 1924-
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Location
Northeastern University Library
Archives and Special Collections (A67)
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