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Rose F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1539) interviewed by Helen Cohn and Sharon Gerber,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1539

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Rose F., who was born in Będzin, Poland in 1920. She recalls her father's early death; poverty; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; marriage in 1940; her child's birth; deportations and mass killings in 1942; ghettoization; hiding in a bunker; leaving when her baby cried; deportation to Auschwitz; a prisoner taking her baby from her upon arrival (she never saw the baby again); being punished as a result of her brothers' attempts to contact her; working at an ammunition factory in Birkenau; smuggling gun powder for the underground; a revolt and execution of the participants; the death march to Malchow, then Ravensbrück in January 1945; disappearance of guards during the death march from Taucha; and liberation by United States troops in Grimma. Mrs. F. recounts learning her sister survived, but her brothers perished; reunion with her husband in Będzin; moving to Bytom, then Kassel; and emigration to the United States in 1949. She discusses multiple abortions after the war due to the memory of her child's death; her daughter's birth in the United States; sharing her experiences with her children; loss of faith in God; ever-present sorrow over her child's death; returning to Auschwitz to seek peace.
    Author/Creator
    F., Rose, 1920-
    Published
    Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1991
    Interview Date
    December 11, 1991.
    Locale
    Poland
    Będzin
    Bytom (Poland)
    Będzin (Poland)
    Grimma (Germany)
    Kassel (Germany)
    Cite As
    Rose F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1539). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cohn, Helen, interviewer.
    Gerber, Sharon, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 49 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hiding.
    Bunkers.
    Concentration camps Underground movements.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283963
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
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