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Jack M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1555) interviewed by Michael Alpert and Toby Blum-Dobkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1555

Videotape testimony of Jack M., who was born in Szydłowiec, Poland in 1913. He recalls attending cheder, then public school; visiting his grandmother in Chlewiska; apprenticeship as a tailor at age fourteen; working in Warsaw; military service in Skierniewice from 1937 to 1939; German invasion; one brother fleeing to the Soviet zone (he perished); slave labor in Jósefów; ghettoization; hiding during round-ups; his family's deportation; incarceration in Wolanów, Skarżysko-Kamienna, Sulejów, Laura, Dachau, Buchenwald, and Allach; slave labor in HASAG factories; liberation from an evacuation train; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp; hearing from his uncle through the Red Cross; and emigration to the United States. Mr. M. discusses details of prewar life; some guards who helped him; the deaths of his entire family; and a 1980 trip to Poland. He sings songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Polish.

Author/Creator
M., Jack, 1913-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
June 20 and July 17, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jack M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1555). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.