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Rose C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1417) interviewed by Nina Taus

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1417

Videotape testimony of Rose C., who was born in Strzemieszyce Wielkie, Poland in 1923, one of five children. She recalls ghettoization; volunteering for a "work camp" to allow the rest of her family to stay home (they were deported and most killed after she left); slave labor in a textile factory in Kruszwica-Gruschwitz; the death march to Flossenbürg, then transfer to Bergen-Belsen; a friend obtaining a privileged job for her in the infirmary; quitting after a few days because she could not tolerate handling the corpses; liberation by British troops; being cared for by German nurses; learning her father was in Buchenwald; traveling there; reunion with her father; his death on August 1, 1945; traveling to Łódź seeking surviving relatives; marriage; a brief stay in Sosnowiec; returning to Germany; living in Eschenbach; and emigration to the United States in fall 1947. Ms. C. notes she had hope of surviving in camps because she was young and healthy and also hope of finding surviving family.

Author/Creator
C., Rose, 1923-
Published
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1989
Interview Date
May 17, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rose C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1417). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.