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Rose S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2429) interviewed by Gillian Green Douek,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2429

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Rose S., who was born in Győr, Hungary in 1927, one of seven children. She recalls her family living with grandparents, an uncle, and cousins; their orthodoxy; cordial relations with non-Jews changing in the late 1930s; anti-Jewish laws; German invasion in 1944; ghettoization; her brother escaping to Budapest; deportation with her family in cattle trains to Auschwitz; her father praying in the train; separation with her sister from her family; meeting with her brother once; selection with her sister for transfer to Allendorf three weeks later; slave labor in a factory; fasting on Yom Kippur; civilian workers leaving them extra food; marking Shabbat and praying to maintain hope; a death march; convincing her sister to continue when she wanted to stop; their escape with two friends; liberation by United States troops; joining friends in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp to observe Rosh ha-Shanah; staying in Paris en route to join a cousin in Tangier; learning her brother had survived; reunion with him; joining a cousin in England, intending to emigrate to Israel; marriage; and the births of five children. Ms. S. discusses the importance of her continuing faith; physical ailments, nightmares, and pervasive painful memories resulting from her experiences; and visiting Győr with her children and grandchildren. She shows artifacts and photographs.
    Author/Creator
    S., Rose, 1927-
    Published
    London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
    Interview Date
    April 22, 1993.
    Locale
    Hungary
    Győr
    Győr (Hungary)
    Paris (France)
    Tangier (Morocco)
    Cite As
    Rose S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2429). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Douek, Gillian Green, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 34 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287523
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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