Jacob Button

  • Recording Date: August 5, 1946
  • Duration: 35:13
  • Spools: 9-25
  • Location: Paris, France; Jewish Committee home for adult Jewish refugees
  • Languages: German

Biographical Information

  • Name: Jacob Button
  • Age: 41
  • Birthplace: Thessaloníki, Greece
  • Gender: male
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Marital Status: married
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: unknown
  • Interned At: Saloniki Ghetto, Haidari, Bergen-Belsen
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: Bergen, Germany


 Jacob Button was born in Salonika Greece, the cultural center of the Sephardic Jewish world at the time, on August 5, 1905 and worked in the pharmaceutical business in that city. He, along with his wife and two children, survived the Holocaust due to their Spanish citizenship. Spain was neutral during World ... Read full commentary »