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Rosel B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-871) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Helen Katz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-871

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    Videotape testimony of Rosel B., who was born in 1916 in Warsaw, Poland. Mrs. B. describes her family's move to Berlin; visits to her grandparents in Poland; attending a Jewish school; their highly cultured lifestyle; warnings about Hitler from 1928 onward; attending secretarial school; forced sale of the family business; her engagement in 1936; marriage in Berlin; emigration to Amsterdam; and the birth of her daughter. She recounts German invasion; betrayal by their housekeeper; receiving a notice for deportation; fleeing with her husband and daughter, via Brussels and Bordeaux, to Nice; bribing the French police to free her sister's husband; living safely in Italian-occupied southern France for a year; a close escape from the Gestapo in Grenoble; and living for a year in Switzerland. Mrs. B. discusses moving to Brussels after the war; seeking surviving family and learning most had perished; reclaiming property in Amsterdam and Berlin; her husband's nightmares; and her discomfort with Germans.
    B., Rosel, 1916-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
    Interview Date
    May 1, 1992.
    Berlin (Germany)
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Grenoble (France)
    Nice (France)
    Antwerp (Belgium)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Cite As
    Rosel B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-871). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Katz, Helen, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 37 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar effects.

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