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Jacob F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1639) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1639

Videotape testimony of Jacob F., who was born in Łódź , Poland in 1924. He describes family Shabbat observance; his father's shoemaking shop; attending public and Hebrew schools; active participation in the Bund; learning the weaving trade; German-Jewish refugees asking for charity; German invasion; ghettoization; participating in the clandestine distribution of news by the Bund; pervasive hunger; poor sanitary conditions; frequent round-ups and deportations; deportation to Auschwitz in August 1944; separation from his family upon arrival; transfer to Dachau in September; forced labor; frequent selections; evacuation by train; liberation by United States troops; a year's hospitalization; living at Feldafing displaced persons camp; emigration to the United States; marriage during a visit to Argentina; and remaining there.

F., Jacob, 1924-
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1990
Interview Date
November 22, 1990.
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jacob F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1639). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.