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Jacob G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2299) interviewed by Sharon Gerber and Ann Estus

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2299

Videotape testimony of Jacob G., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1924. He recalls antisemitic incidents beginning in 1938; anti-Jewish measures in 1940; forced labor in Mokotów in 1941; ghettoization; hiding with his family during round-ups; being caught with his brother on the street; their deportation to Lublin (Lipowa 7); separation from his brother upon transfer to Majdanek (he never saw him again); slave labor building barracks; transfer to Birkenau in 1943; pointless slave labor; encountering his other brother there and learning that his family had been deported (he never saw them again); transfers to Oranienburg, Ohrdruf, Dora, Sachsenhausen, and Flossenbürg; the death march to Dachau; and liberation by United States troops. Mr. G. recounts traveling with friends to Feldafing in May 1945, then to Frankfurt in June; marriage in 1946; the births of two daughters; and emigration with his family to the United States in 1952. He discusses details of ghetto and camp life, and illnesses resulting from those years.

Author/Creator
G., Jacob, 1924-
Published
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1992
Interview Date
April 30, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jacob G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2299). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.