Rose Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-560) interviewed by Louis Rosenblum and Lya Rosenblum
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1985
- Interview Date
- May 19, 1985.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rose Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-560). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rose Z., who was born in Piotrków, Poland in 1923. She recounts attending Polish Gymnasium; antisemitic incidents; participating in Hashomer Hatzair; German occupation; ghettoization in November 1939; smuggling food into the ghetto posing as a non-Jew; obtaining false papers; organizing illegal studies for the children; traveling to Warsaw as a courier for the Jewish underground; the ghetto's liquidation in October 1942; fleeing to Warsaw with her brother using false papers; contacting Tossia Altman, an underground leader; posing as a non-Jew, working at a shoe factory in a small town; secretly returning home (the last time she saw her father); hiding in Warsaw with assistance from a Polish woman; traveling to Grochów with Tossia Altman; meeting representatives from Vilna and Białystok Jewish underground groups; fleeing to Kraków with her brother; working as a maid for a German officer; and liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945. Mrs. Z. describes attending college; teaching in a Jewish orphanage from 1946 to 1950; organizing illegal emigration from Poland with assistance from the Joint; antisemitic incidents, including the Kielce pogrom; and emigration with her husband to the United States. She discusses her book and shows photographs.