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Rose M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1853) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1853

Videotape testimony of Rose M., who was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1933. She recalls moving to Brussels in 1938; German invasion in 1940; fleeing on foot to Paris with her mother; returning to Brussels; learning her sister had been killed with relatives in France; anti-Jewish restrictions, including expulsion from school; attending a Jewish day camp; her mother's friend meeting her when she returned home to take her away (their apartment had been sealed by the Nazis and she never saw her parents again); placement in a convent in Louvain; nuns tutoring them to participate in mass (there were about 100 Jewish children); hiding when German soldiers came; liberation by Allied troops; transfer to a Jewish orphanage in La Hulpe; assistance from the Red Cross; being taken to London to join an uncle, then to the United States a year later to join other relatives; attending school;working; and marriage to a German refugee. Ms. M. discusses trying to forget the war years; her husband urging her to discuss them; sharing her story with her children about ten years ago; speaking in schools; and working with her husband to improve civil rights. She shows photographs, documents, and memorabilia.

Author/Creator
M., Rose, 1933-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
May 24, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rose M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1853). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284695
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
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