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Jacob F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2058) interviewed by Gabriel Gorenstein and Gabriele Schiff

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2058

Videotape testimony of Jacob F., who was born in Lublin, Poland in 1913. He recalls becoming a tailor; marriage; the births of two sons; German invasion; ghettoization; organizing tailor shops; measuring Himmler; making him a leather coat; measuring Hans Frank and Adolf Eichmann for leather coats; witnessing a mass killing of children from the orphanage; transfer to Majdan Tatarski ghetto; preparing a hiding place for his wife and sons; transfer with them to Majdanek, then alone to Lublin (Lipowa 7); being shot while visiting his wife (he shows the scar); retrieving his wife and one son from Majdanek with help from his supervisor (his younger son was killed); transfer to Lublin prison; learning his wife and son were killed; transfer to Radom in July 1944; a death march to Tomaszów Mazowiecki; transfer to Auschwitz, Natzweiler-Struthof, then Dachau; hospitalization; liberation by United States troops; working as a tailor for U.S. military personnel; his second marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mr. F. shows photographs.

Author/Creator
F., Jacob, 1913-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
April 28, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jacob F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2058). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4286109
Record last modified: 2016-07-05 12:11:00
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