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Oral history interview with Jakob Lapides

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.603.4 | RG Number: RG-50.637.0004

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Jacob Lapides, born on November 11, 1928, describes growing up on Brzezinska Street in Lodz, Poland; his father, who was a tailor; attending school; living in a Jewish orphanage with his siblings; his father’s death in 1938; living in the ghetto; education in the ghetto; being moved to a much bigger building on Franciszkanska 76; Chaim Rumkowski asking members of the Beitar to adopt children; his sister, Sarah, being adopted by a family; his bar mitzvah in the ghetto in 1941; the deportation in September 1942 and hiding with two others in the cemetery; going to his Aunt Lola’s house; Jewish police coming to his aunt’s house to take his grandmother; being a member of a Zionist organization; rations in the ghetto; being taken to the Czestochowa camp in March 1944; doing leatherwork in the camp; and the food in the camp.

Jakob Lapides
Ms. Teresa A. Pollin
2005 March 27  (interview)
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
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