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Jacob E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1963) interviewed by Bernice Blum and Steven Lang,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1963

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    Videotape testimony of Jacob E., who was born in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland in 1922. He recalls his large, extended family who were bakers; his rebellious adolescence; increased antisemitism in the 1930s; German invasion; ghettoization; a mass killing of the Jewish intelligentsia; smuggling food into the ghetto; forced labor in Tyszowce in 1941 (he lost his hearing there); his father risking his life to bring him home; factory work with his uncle; receiving help from some Germans; the ghetto's liquidation in 1942 (he never saw his parents and sisters again); arranging to work with his brother; their transfer to Bliżyn; transfer to Auschwitz/Birkenau; their distant cousin arranging an easier job for them; transfer to Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg, and Kaufering; and liberation from a death march by United States troops in Allach. Mr. E. recounts American soldiers preventing former prisoners from killing German guards; returning to Tomaszów to seek surviving relatives (there were none); returning to Munich; living with his brother; and marriage in 1946. He shows family photographs.
    E., Jacob, 1922-
    Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1992
    Interview Date
    March 5, 1992.
    Tomaszów Mazowiecki
    Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland)
    Allach-Untermenzing (Munich, Germany)
    Munich (Germany)
    Cite As
    Jacob E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1963). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blum, Bernice, interviewer.
    Lang, Steven, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 17 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mass killings.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar effects.

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