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Jakub Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3924) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3924

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    Videotape testimony of Jakub Z., who was born in Nowy Sącz, Poland in 1928 and raised in Košice. He recounts Hungarian occupation in 1938; German invasion in spring 1944; assistance from a non-Jewish neighbor; ghettoization; deportation with his parents to Birkenau; separation from his mother upon arrival (he never saw her again); learning of selections and gas chambers, which he describes as a new reality; volunteering with his father for agricultural work; his father's hospitalization from a severe beating; his own hospitalization; his father visiting and bringing him extra food; being left when the camp was evacuated; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Kraków, then to Košice via Nowy Sącz and Prešov; attending school; and learning his father had been killed. Mr. Z. discusses stress in camp resulting from fear and starvation; having his tattooed number removed after the war; and this recording marking the first time he has told his entire story.
    Z., Jakub, 1928-
    Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
    Interview Date
    March 22, 1996.
    Nowy Sącz (Poland)
    Košice (Slovakia)
    Kraków (Poland)
    Prešov (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Jakub Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3924). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Salner, Peter, interviewer.
    Antalová, Ingrid, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Slovak.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 6 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Postwar experiences.
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.

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