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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.
Locale
Lithuania
Kaunas
Poland
Chełm (Lublin, Poland)
Karolinów (Poland)
Bad Tölz (Germany)
Li︠u︡bomlʹ (Ukraine)
Kostopilʹ (Ukraine)
Kaunas (Lithuania)
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.