Rose S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2429) interviewed by Gillian Green Douek
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- April 22, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rose S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2429). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.