Jack Wieder

1927 - 2002

A Story of Strength, Courage, and Survival

Jack, his parents, and eleven siblings lived in the Subcarpathian region of Czechoslovakia among their neighbors, Jews and non-Jews alike. The Nazis forced the Jews to relinquish their privileges and freedoms, their jobs and education, their homes and all of their belongings. From ghetto to ghetto, labor camp to labor camp, and death camp to death camp, Jack persevered, endured and survived the de-humanizing tactics and extermination efforts of the Nazis.

After World War II, Jack reunited with two surviving sisters and a brother, married, and started a new family in Forhenwald, a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany. They emigrated to the United States in 1953. (22 min)