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Rose Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-560) interviewed by Louis Rosenblum and Lya Rosenblum,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-560

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.

Z., Rose, 1923-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1985
Interview Date
May 19, 1985.
Piotrków Trybunalski
Piotrków Trybunalski (Poland)
Warsaw (Poland)
Grochów (Warsaw, Poland)
Kraków (Poland)
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.
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