Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Jack Weinberger - February 6, 1983

After the Camps

Um, do you have any physical illnesses as a result of the camps? Or...

Well, my two front teeth are knocked out, but these are not the teeth that I have now.


I had 'em made after, when I came to the States I had them made and then I had 'em made 'em again. I was stabbed from a bayonet here, I don't know if you can see it, it's a permanent mark, from the German. He had, when he was stabbing me I was hit with the butt from a, from a rifle. Knocked, knocked out two of my teeth. When they hit me here, with the butt, my teeth were knocked out uh, upper teeth.

Where did that happen? Where was that?

That was on the way when they were taking us from uh, we were walking to the train station from uh, Wolfsburg.

Is it--does it bother you to talk about, about what happened with people who didn't have the same experiences? People who weren't...

No, not at all. If a person's interested, he wants to listen, he wants to know, I'm very hap--I'm very happy to tell what happened. I'm not happy to, what happened, obviously. Happy it never happened. But if somebody else wants to, wants to kill time, just to know, to know. He forgets about it tomorrow uh, doesn't, you know.

Yeah. Do your children know? Do you talk to them about it?

Oh they know what happened, but uh, they know I was in camp, they know what happened to my family uh, I explained to them many times. But, but they're American born again, just like anybody else and to them they got more important things to do then uh, to them it's more important to, to my past, what happened to me, you know.

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