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Rose R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1625) interviewed by Trudy K. Turkel and Estelle Kandel,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1625

Videotape testimony of Rose R. who was born in Luxembourg in 1927. She recalls her family's candy factory; attending Catholic school until Jews were expelled; her father's belief that the Germans were just passing through; her older brother's emigration to Chile; the family's move to Brussels; attending school there for a year; her sister being hidden by priests; the family's flight to Roubaix, France; and her arrest (she was about twelve). Mrs. R. recounts deportation to Majdanek; being brutally beaten; a guard who saved her from being gassed; forced labor in coal mines for a year; having an appendectomy in the infirmary; the public killing of a girl from Luxembourg; another girl from Luxembourg who gave birth to a baby which was immediately shot (the mother survived); liberation by Soviet troops; transport to Odessa, where she was reunited with her brother; their return to Marseille; reunion with their parents; the family's emigration to Israel, then the United States; and her return to Luxembourg. She shows a picture of Mauthausen survivors that includes her brother.

R., Rose, 1927-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
May 15, 1990.
Brussels (Belgium)
Roubaix (France)
Odesa (Ukraine)
Marseille (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rose R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1625). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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