Jacob G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1422) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman and Jeanette Peckerman
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1989
- Interview Date
- March 15, 1989.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jacob G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1422). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jacob G., who was born in Siedlce, Poland in 1914. He recounts his mother's death when he was five; his father's remarriage; an unpleasant childhood; moving with his family to Warsaw in 1921; working in his father's sign painting business; increasing antisemitism in the 1930s; German invasion; fleeing six weeks later to Białystok in the Soviet zone; deportation to Siberia; forced labor; being allowed to leave after Germany invaded the Soviet Union; traveling to Uzbekistan; working in a produce business; learning in 1944 there were virtually no Jews left alive in Poland; reunion with a brother who had also been in Siberia; traveling with his brother to Łódź in summer 1945, then to Germany; living in Landsberg displaced persons camp; marriage; emigration to Israel in 1949; and joining his brother in the United States in 1958.