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Jack S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1421) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman and Pnina Goldfarb

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1421

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.

S., Jack, 1924-
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.
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Jack S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1421). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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