Jerrit A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-208) interviewed by Dori Laub and Laurel Vlock
- New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- May 30, 1980.
- 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.
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.