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Jack A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2728) interviewed by Josie Riger,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2728

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.

A., Jack, 1927-
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
Interview Date
May 4, 1994.
Cologne (Germany)
Emmerich (Germany)
Arnhem (Netherlands)
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.