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Jerry H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2389) interviewed by David Herman and Elliot Perry

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2389

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.

Author/Creator
H., Jerry, 1929-
Published
London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
Interview Date
February 28, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
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.