Jacob S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1198) interviewed by Itzik Nakhmen Gottesman,
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.
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1989
- Interview Date
- May 6, 1989.
Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland)
- 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.