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Jack L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1848) interviewed by Jaschael Pery,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1848

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    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.
    L., Jack, 1924-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    October 8, 1991.
    Praga (Warsaw, Poland)
    Żuromin (Poland)
    Marburg (Germany)
    Cite As
    Jack L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1848). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Pery, Jaschael, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 10 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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