Jack's Story

Jack's Story

I, Witness

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The tattoo on Jack Meister's arm reads B488. The now 89-year-old recalls the day in Auschwitz when it was imprinted on him as a 10-year-old boy. Having been rounded up with other Jews from his hometown of Kielce in Poland he was confined to a ghetto before being sent to Auschwitz, but survived the war after transferring to the less egregious Buna concentration camp. He was liberated in April 1945 from Buchenwald and migrated to Australia after th...
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The tattoo on Jack Meister's arm reads B488. The now 89-year-old recalls the day in Auschwitz when it was imprinted on him as a 10-year-old boy. Having been rounded up with other Jews from his hometown of Kielce in Poland he was confined to a ghetto before being sent to Auschwitz, but survived the war after transferring to the less egregious Buna concentration camp. He was liberated in April 1945 from Buchenwald and migrated to Australia after th...
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