Born: 1923, Leipzig, Germany
Describes search of his family by German soldiers at the German border with Italy [Interview: 1991]
In 1938, Martin's father was imprisoned during Kristallnacht (the "Night of Broken Glass"). Upon the intervention of the family's chauffeur, a gentile, Martin's father was released after three days. The family obtained visas to emigrate to Palestine and left Germany in 1939. Martin aided "illegal" immigrants who defied British restrictions on immigration into Palestine. He was imprisoned by the British in 1947 and forbidden to live in Palestine. He then came to the United States.
Copyright © United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC