Jacob Minski

  • Recording Date: August 23, 1946
  • Duration: 1:23:26
  • Spools: 9-70, 9-71
  • Location: Paris, France; AJDC office
  • Languages: German

Biographical Information

  • Name: Jacob Minski
  • Age: 39
  • Birthdate: November 25, 1907
  • Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Gender: male
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Nationality: Poland
  • Marital Status: unknown
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: Hamburg, Germany
  • Interned At: Lódź Ghetto, Auschwitz, Görlitz
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: Görlitz, Germany
  • Liberation Date: August 8, 1945
  • Liberated By: Russia

Commentary

 Jacob Minski was born in 1907 in Zurich, Switzerland, to Polish Jewish parents. He was raised in an orphanage in Hamburg and always carried a stateless passport, which would make it difficult for him to emigrate once the Nazis came to power. Arrested at the time of the Kristallnacht (literally, "Crystal ... Read full commentary »