JHC Holocaust survivor talk: Jack Fogel

Jack was born in Turek, Poland in 1924, the fourth of five children. At age fifteen, while outside walking, he was taken by Germans to a labour camp in Poznan. In 1943 he was sent to Auschwitz, where he was tattooed with the number 140964, then sent to work in Fürstengrube coal mine, where conditions were appalling. In 1945 he was on a death march, ending up on one of four ships, loaded with other prisoners, in the Baltic Sea. Suddenly bombs fell. The Allies had attacked the ships, thinking they were full of escaping Nazis. Jack was lucky to survive, the only survivor from his family.