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Oral history interview with Gerald Jablon

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.19 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0019

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Gerald Jablon, born in June 1906 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland), discusses his childhood and family in Breslau; his experiences with antisemitism in school; his apprenticeship in his family’s wholesale grocery business; living in Hamburg, Germany and London, England; the loss of the family business in 1937 because the bank would not do business with Jews; his memories of Kristallnacht and his imprisonment in Sachsenhausen; his memories of his parents' imprisonment in Theresienstadt concentration camp in Jan. 1939; his release from Sachsenhausen; his work and life in the camp; his wife sending him money while he was in the camp but never receiving it; his father-in-law getting him out of the camp; his parents’ deportations to Theresienstadt; immigrating with his wife to the United States circa 1939; and his life and various jobs in New York, NY; getting a job as an oboist in Charlotte, NC; working as an accountant in Spartanburg, SC; meeting numerous Germans in the Spartanburg army camp; and his children and grandchildren.

Interviewee
Gerald Jablon
Date
1991 August 29  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videotape reel (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..