Jakob S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1744) interviewed by Devorah Mann
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990 and 1991
- Interview Date
- December 19, 1990 and January 17, 1991.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jakob S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1744). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jakob S., who was born in Radom, Poland in 1927, one of six brothers. He recounts attending public and Jewish schools; antisemitic harassment; visiting his grandfather in Jedlińsk; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization; forced labor in a kitchen; a German soldier giving him potatoes; his father having him smuggled out of the ghetto; the ghetto's liquidation; slave labor in a munitions factory; sabotaging production; public executions; transfer to Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Auschwitz, then Vaihingen an der Enz; constructing underground airplane hangers; hospitalization; transfer to Unterriexingen; privileged work for a physician; befriending a Polish prisoner; that prisoner's murder; a death march to Dachau; train transfer to Seefeld, then Mittenwald; assistance from the Red Cross; liberation by United States troops; hospitalization; transfer to Feldafing, then Föhrenwald displaced persons camps; assistance from UNRRA; attending high school in Icking and Munich; enrolling in medical school in 1948; participation in a Jewish student organization; emigration to the United States in 1952; returning to Munich to complete medical school; emigration to the United States in 1954; marriage in 1959; and the births of two children. Mr. S. discusses thinking only of food in concentration camps and the deaths of all his immediate family. He shows photographs.