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Oral history interview with Tania Rozmaryn


Interview Summary Tania Rozmaryn, born on June 16, 1928 in Vilnius, Poland (present day Lithuania), discusses her family as strong Zionists; the changes that took place after the German occupation; family’s escape towards the eastern Russian border; working in the house of an SS officer and being offered guidance on survival; frightening years in the Kovno ghetto; going into hiding until 1944 when the ghetto was liquidated; her deportation with her mother to Stutthof; her mother’s struggles and strategies, trying to make her look less like a child so that she would be chosen for work; being sent to various work camps until March 1945 when they were liberated by the Russians and taken to Central Poland to a displaced persons camp; being sent to Germany with false documents to a kibbutz in Munich; going to the American Zone and teaching at a school in Bergen-Belsen in 1947; getting married in 1949; immigrating to the United States in 1950; graduating summa cum laude from the Teacher’s Institute and receiving an M.A. from Queens College in 1960; moving to Maryland in 1990 where she received an M.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling; nightmares about her Holocaust experiences; and her feelings about her Jewish faith.
Date 1997 February 23  (interview)
RG Number RG-50.106*0067
Accession Number 1997.A.0418
Extent 4 sound cassettes ; 74 min..
Language English
Provenance Gail Schwartz, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on February 23, 1997, in Silver Spring, Md. The interview was transferred to the Museum's Archives on February 23, 1997.
Interviewer Gail Schwartz
Classification sound recording
Corporate Name DP-Camp Bergen-Belsen.
Stutthof (Concentration camp)
Geographic Name United States--Emigration and immigration.
Vilnius (Lithuania)
Personal Name Rozmaryn, Tania, 1928-
Topical Term Hiding places--Lithuania.
Jewish children in the Holocaust--Lithuania.
Jewish ghettos--Lithuania--Kaunas.
Jewish refugees--Poland.
Jews--Lithuania--Vilnius.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Psychological aspects.
Conditions on Access No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use No restrictions on use
Record Type Oral History
Digital Files
Link to Collection United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history volunteer collection
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