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Jacob G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1069) interviewed by Raya Adler and Miriam Lazarus

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1069

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.

Author/Creator
G., Jacob, 1910-
Published
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1984
Interview Date
June 29, 1984.
Language
Hebrew
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4282959
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 18:30:00
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