Jacob G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1069) interviewed by Raya Adler and Miriam Lazarus
- Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1984
- Interview Date
- June 29, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jacob G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1069). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jacob G., who was born in 1910 and grew up in Warsaw. He recalls his father's death when he was twelve; working to help support his family; his mother's death two years later; joining a trade union in 1924, then a Communist youth group; imprisonment for five years for his political activities; escaping arrest in 1938 by entering Belgium with forged papers; connecting with a Jewish communist group; feelings of betrayal after the German/Soviet pact; German invasion; his and his wife's active involvement with the Resistance; her deportation to Auschwitz; being shot during an anti-Nazi raid; rescue from the hospital by his unit; Belgian cooperation hiding Jews, particularly children; arrest in July 1944; his trial in Liège; release by Belgian police; and his wife's return in 1945. He discusses a recurring nightmare of being chased by the SS; resistance operations discouraging collaboration; and differences between the Jewish and non-Jewish Communists.