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Oral history interview with Ya'akov Eisner

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.34 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0034

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    Oral history interview with Ya'akov Eisner


    Interview Summary
    Ya'akov Eisner, born 1904 in Czestochowa, Poland, recounts attending Jewish and Polish schools; starvation during World War I; his marriage and the births of two of his children; leaving his family to work in Paris for two years during the Depression; the German invasion; ghettoization; his mother's murder by Germans in 1942; burying her; his deportation with his wife and children to Treblinka; his selection as a carpenter (his family was killed); sadistic public executions; escaping; assistance from a local non-Jews who brought him to Jewish partisans; fleeing when other non-Jews approached; returning to the Czestochowa ghetto via Warsaw with assistance from non-Jews; his marriage to a cousin; slave labor; being deported; escaping from the train; returning to Czestochowa (now a camp); liberation with his wife by Soviet troops; his immigration to Israel; and being a witness at a war criminal trial of S.S. men in Düsseldorf.
    Ya'akov Eisner
    interview:  1992 June 18
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Personal Name
    Eisner, Ya'akov, 1904-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Ya'akov Eisner in Israel on June 18, 1992, for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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