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Jacques M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2647) interviewed by Annette Wieviorka and Henri Borlant

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2647

Videotape testimony of Jacques M., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1925. He recalls living with his mother and sisters in a Jewish neighborhood; attending public school; German invasion; ghettoization; providing his family with food by working as a messenger; being caught in a round-up; forced labor in a munitions factory in Częstochowa; deportation to Buchenwald; slave labor at a munitions factory in Sonneberg; a circuitous death march; disappearance of the guards; liberation by United States troops; returning to Łódź; moving to Bamberg; and emigrating to France. Mr. M. reflects on the importance of luck to his survival; the pain of having to see the suffering of women and children in the ghetto; difficulties he had adjusting to postwar life; and the importance of his family. He relates experiences of other family members and shows photographs.

M., Jacques, 1925-
Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1992
Interview Date
May 21, 1992.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Jacques M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2647). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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