Jerry H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2389) interviewed by David Herman and Elliot Perry
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
- Interview Date
- February 28, 1991.
- 1 copy: 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jerry H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2389). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jerry H., who was born in Poznań, Poland in 1929. He recounts his family's assimilated lifestyle; antisemitic harassment; visiting grandparents in Łódź; his father's suicide due to financial reasons; moving to Łódź; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; his sister's demeaning forced labor; ghettoization; attending school; his grandmother's and mother's deaths; working in a leather factory; hospitalization; working as a messenger; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from his sister (he never saw her again); frequent selections; transfer to Braunschweig; slave labor in a factory; transfer to Watenstedt; train evacuation to Ravensbrück; prisoners sharing food; receiving food from the Red Cross; transfer to Wöbbelin; liberation by United States troops; returning to Poland; finding an aunt in Warsaw; traveling illegally to Prague; assistance from the Red Cross; transfer to England; and living in a group home in Windermere.