Rose T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-440) interviewed by Florabel Kinsler
- Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1984
- Interview Date
- January 28, 1984.
- 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.
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.