Rose M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1853) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 24, 1991.
- 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.
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.