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Oral history interview with Jack Sandberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 2017.288.1 | RG Number: RG-50.989.0001

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Jack (Jacek) Sandberg discusses his family's farm near Chortkiv, Poland (present day Ukraine), the Russian invasion in 1939; the German invasion in 1941; his birth into a wealthy Jewish family who owned flour mill; being conscripted into the Red Army in 1941; the Nazis occupation of his hometown in 1943 and the confiscation of his family farm; the round up all Jews in surrounding areas; the murder of his father, mother, and younger sister Sabina; his escape from the Red Army in 1944; how his rescuer encouraged him to burn his military uniform and go into hiding; learning about his family's execution; fleeing to Bukovina, Romania to stay with his uncle, a doctor who had not been forced into hiding; his three months in hiding in his uncle's home; meeting his future wife Gira (née Rosenrauch); and learning that her entire family had been shot by Nazis.

Interviewee
Jack Sandberg
Interviewer
Rick Sands
Language
English
Extent
1 DVD.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rick Sands