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Rose T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-440) interviewed by Florabel Kinsler

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-440

Videotape testimony of Rose T., who was born in Poland and raised in an orthodox family. She recalls attending high school in Lublin; returning home for the summer in 1939; German invasion; deportation with her family to a farm; her younger sister's escape (she never saw her again); her father's and her younger siblings' escape with assistance from the camp Kommandant (she learned later they were denounced and killed); escaping from Chełm to Lublin; acquiring false papers with assistance from a Polish family; deportation as a non-Jewish slave laborer to Germany; her denouncement and imprisonment in Hannover, then Berlin; transfer to Auschwitz in 1943; working near the crematoria; escaping with her friend from the death march; and looking for her family after liberation. Mrs. T. recounts continuing to pose as a non-Jew after the war; how insignificant wealth became; marriage in Israel; adjusting to the United States; and writing a book about her experiences.

Author/Creator
T., Rose.
Published
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1984
Interview Date
January 28, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rose T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-440). 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/1100258
Record last modified: 2013-10-10 10:25:00
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