Jack M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3025) interviewed by Jeanette Peckerman and Sandy Hoffman
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1994
- Interview Date
- October 25, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jack M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3025). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jack M., who was born in Poland in 1924. He recalls antisemitic harassment in public school; learning to be a tailor; German invasion; ghettoization; deportation to a labor camp in 1941; transfer to another camp; return home; escaping from the town's last deportation in 1943; returning to the labor camp; deportation to Auschwitz; transfer to Buna/Monowitz; slave labor; hospitalization for an injury; assistance from a prisoner doctor in avoiding selection; public hanging of a friend; transfer to Gleiwitz, Oranienburg, Flossenbürg, then Plattling in winter 1945; Allied bombings; escaping with three friends from a death march; capture; incarceration in Dachau; liberation by United States troops; and living with his friends in Vienna. Mr. M. speaks about learning his parents had been killed; the importance to his survival of being a tailor (he received extra food and privileges in the camps); and difficulty believing he lived through his experiences. He shows a document.