Jack L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1848) interviewed by Jaschael Pery
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- October 8, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jack L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1848). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jack L., who was born in Źuromin, Poland in 1924, one of eight children. He recalls his family's impoverishment; anti-Jewish boycotts; German invasion in September 1939; anti-Jewish violence; his family's forced relocation to several towns; living in a ghetto; his escape; traveling to Praga; hiding with a non-Jew; traveling to other towns; capture and escape; returning to the ghetto; a public hanging; forced labor; deportation to Birkenau in November 1942; sighting his sister; transfer with his brother to Buna/Monowitz; hospitalization; transfer to Auschwitz; surgical removal of a testicle as part of a "medical experiment"; staying in the hospital in Monowitz; transfer to Stutthof, Ohrdruf, then Bergen-Belsen in February 1945; removing corpses; pervasive starvation and death; pretending to be dead; liberation by British troops in April 1945; living in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp and Marburg; and emigration to the United States in April 1949. Mr. L. describes losing his will to live in the camps. He shows photographs.