Jack S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1421) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman and Pnina Goldfarb
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1989
- Interview Date
- December 28, 1989.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jack S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1421). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jack S., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1924, the oldest of three children. He recalls their poverty; his father's death before the war; German invasion; ghettoization; forced labor; deportation of his mother and siblings; his deportation to Auschwitz in 1944; observing suicides; transfer three weeks later to Dachau; receiving food from Germans while working outside the camp; liberation by United States troops; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp; emigration to the United States in 1950; marriage to an American; and the births of two daughters. Mr. S. discusses living from day to day in the camps; the cruelty of Jewish kapos, although not all were bad; emotional distress upon realizing none of his family had survived; and learning to "feel like a human being again" after the war. He shows photographs.