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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.

M., Rosa, 1924-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1992
Interview Date
May 31, 1992.
Vienna (Austria)
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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