Jack S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-723) interviewed by Esther Cronson and Heidi Hample
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1985
- Interview Date
- December 14, 1985.
- 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.
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.