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Rosa M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2281) interviewed by Jody Maier and Ada Bloom

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2281

Videotape testimony of Rosa M., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1924. She describes her parents' Polish background; her father's Austrian military service in World War I; childhood visits to relatives in Poland; hostility from local Nazis after the Anschluss; incarceration with her parents, then separation from them; learning her parents were in the same jail; kindness from Austrian prisoners; release after three months; finding their apartment ransacked; returning to the apartment after her parents' release; obtaining a United States visa because she was an Austrian citizen; joining a Zionist group; her father's arrest on Kristallnacht; her parents' encouragement to go to the United States; and her departure (she never saw her parents again). Mrs. M. recalls living in New York with her aunt and uncle; working and attending high school; her parents' unsuccesful attempts to leave Austria; marriage in 1948 and learning her parents had been deported to the Łódź ghetto. She discusses the importance of conveying Jewish traditions to future generations and shows family photographs.

Author/Creator
M., Rosa, 1924-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1992
Interview Date
May 31, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rosa M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2281). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1091681
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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