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Rose A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1670) interviewed by Ira Glick and Lee Blum,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1670

Videotape testimony of Rose A., who was born in Tver', Russia in 1921. She recounts her father establishing a successful business in Łódź; a sheltered childhood; attending a private, Zionist-oriented school; her sister studying in Paris; traveling to Paris with her parents in June 1939 for an operation; successful surgical results in Bordeaux; her parents' return home; returning to Paris with her sister; the outbreak of war; returning to Bordeaux to obtain better medical care; supporting themselves; German invasion; their flight to Biarritz, then Bollène; registering as Jews; her sister being protected from a round-up by a doctor in Orange; hiding on a farm with assistance from French locals; a French guard helping them travel to Perpignan; their arrest and imprisonment; transfer to Rivesaltes, then Gurs; attending an ORT school in Gurs; their release in April 1943 due to efforts of their landlady from Bollène; hiding in several places with assistance from locals; liberation by United States troops; traveling to Marseille; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. A. notes many details of life in hiding; learning that her family had perished in Poland; and a recent visit with her husband and sister to their rescuers in France.

A., Rose, 1921-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1990
Interview Date
October 28, 1990.
Tverʹ (Russia)
Łódź (Poland)
Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France)
Paris (France)
Biarritz (France)
Bollène (France)
Orange (France)
Marseille (France)
Perpignan (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rose A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1670). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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