Jacques M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2647) interviewed by Annette Wieviorka and Henri Borlant
- 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.
- Cite As
- Jacques M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2647). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.