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Jacob F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-120) interviewed by Laurel Vlock and Robert Prince

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-120

Videotape testimony of Jacob F., who was born in Sambor, Poland, in 1900. Mr. F. tells of resisting a Cossack pogrom at the age of fourteen; the Austrian, Russian, and German occupations; the enforcement of slave labor in 1941; and his separation from his wife and children (he was ordered from the cattle car which took them to their deaths). He describes making his way to Drohobych and Boryslav and hiding there before being captured and taken, via Lʹvov, to Mauthausen, where he worked in the quarry for four weeks. He relates his religious observance while in Mauthausen and in Linz, where he was liberated. Also expressed are Mr. F.'s conviction that it was his visionary dreams that kept him alive; his belief in the existence of God; his despair regarding the value of his own life; his anger that Nazis are living in the United States unpunished; his fear of future anti-Semitic action; and his feelings about life in the United States.

Author/Creator
F., Jacob, 1900-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1981
Interview Date
July 30, 1981.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jacob F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-120). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616882
Record last modified: 2015-10-28 11:34:00
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