Jacques Bergman (b. 1923)

Jacques Bergman was born in Vienna, Austria to Ceciel and Ignatz Bergman in 1923. He had one brother named Leo who was four years older than he. On December 10, 1938, at age 15, Jacques’s parents were able to put him on a Kindertransport to Holland in the hopes of escaping Nazi extremism. Jacques was safe in Holland for two years, living in a group home for children and teenagers until 1942 when the group home was raided by the Gestapo and they were all deported to Westerbork. From there he was transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau for a short time, and then on to Monowitz, a satellite camp of Auschwitz, where he remained until the war was over.