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Jack S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-723) interviewed by Esther Cronson and Heidi Hample

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-723

Videotape testimony of Jack S., who was born in Częstochowa, Poland in 1915, one of six children. He recounts his family's poverty; German invasion; "Bloody Monday" following the invasion; ghettoization; forced labor; deportation to Ciechanów in 1941; slave labor digging trenches; escaping with two friends; hiding in a forest; returning home; hiding briefly in 1943; his sister being shot trying to join him; his parents' and sisters' deportation; slave labor with his brothers at the HASAG Pelzery munitions factory; liberation by Soviet troops; marriage to a survivor; traveling with his wife and brothers to Frankfurt; and emigration to the United States. Mr. S. discusses nightmares resulting from his experiences; sharing his experiences with his children; and his wife's recent death.

Author/Creator
S., Jack, 1915-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1985
Interview Date
December 14, 1985.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jack S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-723). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294208
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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