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Jerrit A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-208) interviewed by Dori Laub and Laurel Vlock,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-208

Videotape testimony of Jerrit A., who was born in Amsterdam in 1909. He describes aspects of prewar life in the Jewish section of Amsterdam; the beginnings of anti-Jewish legislation and forced labor; being rounded up, with his wife and three children, by the SA and taken to Westerbork; his separation from his wife and children, when he was forcibly removed from the deportation train (which continued to Auschwitz, where his family was killed); and being taken as a slave laborer to Cosel, in Silesia. He speaks of his transfer to Niederkirch, where most of the prisoners were also Dutch; to Seifersdorf, where slave labor and starvation conditions caused the deaths of many prisoners; and to Blechhammer, where he remained until its liquidation in 1944. Mr. A. recalls the death march to Gross Rosen; his transfer from there to Buchenwald; his liberation by the Americans in April 1945; and his postwar return to Holland.

A., Jerrit, 1909-
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
May 30, 1980.
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jerrit A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-208). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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