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Jacob G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2346) interviewed by Rachel Wizner

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2346

Videotape testimony of Jacob G., who was born in Łosice, Poland in 1896. He recalls entry into the family business; World War I; successful business affairs; marriage in 1927; the births of three children; acquiring and hiding gold; the German invasion; brief Soviet occupation and return of the Germans; continuing his business until 1941; ghettoization; hiding with family members in the attic during deportations; the capture of his older son and daughter; sending his brother-in-law's family to hide with a farmer in Konstantinow; bribing a Polish policeman to take his wife and younger son there too; and joining his older son and daughter in the 'small ghetto' in Łosice. He speaks of living in the ghetto; paying to send his older son to Konstantinow; bribing a policeman to hide his daughter; fleeing to the hiding place in Konstantinow with help from a Pole; paying a Polish family to bring his daughter there; life in hiding for two years (his younger son was hidden elsewhere); liberation; resuming business; anti-Semitic incidents; and his family's flight to Łódź. Mr. G. credits his family's survival to luck and money.

Author/Creator
G., Jacob, 1896-1998.
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
July 27, 1993.
Language
Yiddish
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jacob G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2346). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1090365
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