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Jacob G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1422) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman and Jeanette Peckerman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1422

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.

G., Jacob, 1914-
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.