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Title
Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series
Creator
Michelson, Max
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 forest massacre. 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 transcript. Max Michelson. 1999
Alternative Title
Max Michelson : 1999
Creator
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.), Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee (Creator)
Contributor
Michelson, Max, 1924- (Speaker)
Language
English
Date created
1999
Type of resource
Text
Genre
Transcripts
Format
Digital origin
reformatted 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 forest massacre. He later spent time in the Kaiserwald and Stutthof concentration camps and in a camp in Magdeburg, Germany.
Notes
Part of lecture series, "Holocaust Awareness Committee: a time to bear witness."
Related item
Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee records (A67)
Holocaust awareness series. Backstrom Holocaust survivors speakers series ; 1999
Subjects and keywords
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives
Jewish ghettos
Rīga (Latvia)
Gdańsk (Poland)
Magdeburg (Germany)
Pērkonkrusts (Organization)
Kaiserwald (Concentration camp)
Stutthof (Concentration camp)
Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
Rumbula Massacre, Rumbula, Latvia, 1941
Biķernieki forest
Michelson, Max, 1924-
Permanent URL
Location
Northeastern University Library
Archives and Special Collections (A67) Max Michelson, Location 89/4
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