Jack A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2728) interviewed by Josie Riger
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
- Interview Date
- May 4, 1994.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jack A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2728). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jack A., who was born in Cologne, Germany in 1927. He recalls a secure family life; changes after the Nuremberg laws, including violent harassment; deportation of Polish Jews in October 1938, including many relatives; one brother's emigration to Palestine in November 1938; burning of synagogues and destruction of his father's store on Kristallnacht; his parents putting him and a brother on a train to the Netherlands; being stopped at the border in Emmerich; assistance from local nuns; traveling to the Netherlands; living in a children's home in Arnhem; arrival of his parents and youngest brother in April 1939; his father's emigration to the United States; and joining him with his mother and brothers in February 1940. Mr. A. discusses their inability to obtain visas for relatives in Europe, most of whom were deported and killed.