Jaques Matzner

  • Recording Date: September 26, 1946
  • Duration: 1:09:24
  • Spools: 9-163, 9-164A
  • Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Languages: German

Biographical Information

  • Name: Jaques Matzner
  • Other Names: David Matzner
  • Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Gender: male
  • Nationality: Poland
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Interned At: Le Vernet, Drancy, Gogolin, Fürstengrube, Gleiwitz, Hirschberg, Wüstegiersdorf, Góra Wlodarz, Bergen-Belsen, Barth
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: Barth, Germany
  • Liberated By: Russia


 Jaques Matzner's parents were among the 70,000 Polish Jews who had come to Germany before World War I in search of economic opportunities and refuge from Polish anti-Semitism. Germany, like most European countries at that time, naturalized foreigners only in exceptional cases. Hence Matzner bore his parents' Polish citizenship even though ... Read full commentary »