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Jack G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2234) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2234

Videotape testimony of Jack G., who was born in Chełm, Poland in 1924. He recalls living in Karolinów; German invasion; Soviet occupation; re-entry of German soldiers; moving to the Soviet zone with his father and two siblings (his mother and four siblings remained in Chełm); living in Li︠u︡bomlʹ, Kostopolʹ, then Kaunas; Lithuanian slaughter of Jews immediately prior to German invasion; detention in the Seventh Fort with his father and brother; his transfer to the Ninth Fort where he found his sister; their release; finding their brother; learning his father was killed; ghettoization; slave labor at an airport, then a forest; transfer with his brother to Kedainiai, Panevėžys, Stutthof and Landsberg; working in an underground factory; his friend's suicide; slave labor in Kaufering; a death march to Dachau, and two weeks later, toward the Tyrol Mountains; liberation by United States troops; staying briefly in Bad Tölz; living in displaced persons camps in Munich, Feldafing, and Stuttgart; reunion with his sister; learning his mother and four other siblings had perished; and emigration to the United States. Mr. G. notes assistance from the Joint; marriage; his businesses; and children. He describes many details of concentration camp life.

Author/Creator
G., Jack, 1924-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
December 1, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jack G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2234). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.