Jack R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1516) interviewed by Ilene London and Jody Maier
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
- Interview Date
- May 20, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jack R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1516). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jack R., who was born in Brańsk, Poland in 1913. He recalls German invasion; Soviet occupation; German occupation in 1941; ghettoization; forced labor; fleeing deportation with his brother's family; hiding in the forest, then in the stable of Polish acquaintances; placing his brother's infant with a family in another village; rescuing the child upon hearing it would be turned in; separation from the others during a German attack; entering the Białystok ghetto; and learning his brother and family had been killed. Mr. R. recounts forced labor in early 1943; hiding during deportations; escaping with a friend; hiding in the stable of his Polish acquaintance for eight months; fleeing to the forest during German searches; liberation by Soviet troops in August 1944; living in Munich for a year; and marrying there. He discusses continuing contact with his rescuers, who have been recognized by Yad Vashem, and nightmares which continue to the present time.