Jacob S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1198) interviewed by Itzik Nakhmen Gottesman
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1989
- Interview Date
- May 6, 1989.
- 5 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP preservation master; Betacam SP preservation submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jacob S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1198). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jacob S., who was born in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Russia (presently Poland) in 1912, one of fourteen children. He recalls his family's orthodoxy; attending cheder and a Polish school; a brother's emigration to France (he survived); working as a carpenter from age twelve; employment by a German who protected him after German invasion; escaping to Warsaw; a non-Jew conveying messages to and from his family; traveling to Czyżewo, then Białystok in the Soviet-occupied zone; paying a non-Jew to bring his wife and daughter to him; moving to Cheli︠a︡binsk; continuing to work as a carpenter; suffering from hunger; receiving aid from the Joint; returning to Poland in 1945; learning none of his family had survived; visiting the Tomaszów Mazowiecki Jewish cemetary; his wife and daughter emigrating to Israel; joining them a year later; his surviving brother bringing him to the United States; and his wife and daughter joining him six months later.