Jurek Kestenberg

  • Recording Date: July 31, 1946
  • Duration: 1:02:43
  • Spools: 9-11, 9-12A
  • Location: Fontenay-aux-Roses, France; Chateau de Boucicaut; OSE home for adolescents
  • Languages: Yiddish, German

Biographical Information

  • Name: Jurek Kestenberg
  • Age: 17
  • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
  • Gender: male
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Nationality: Poland
  • Marital Status: unknown
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: unknown
  • Interned At: Warsaw Ghetto, Majdanek, Skar┼╝ysko-Kamienna, Buchenwald
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: Weimar, Germany
  • Liberated By: United States

Commentary

´╗┐ The power of family ties during the Holocaust, especially for very young Jews, can scarcely be exaggerated. Jurek Kestenberg escaped from a German deportation train, recovered from a gunshot wound with the help of a compassionate Polish peasant, but made his way back to his parents in the Warsaw ghetto ... Read full commentary »