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Rosy S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2684) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2684

Videotape testimony of Rosy S., who was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1923. She recounts her family's move to Luxembourg when she was a baby; her father's Zionist and anti-German activism; an influx of German and Polish Jewish refugees; German invasion in May 1940; fleeing to Antwerp; her brother's bar mitzvah; joining relatives in De Panne, then traveling to Spain via Royan and Hendaye; her father's arrest on a train to Madrid; living in Fuentes de Õnoro; futile attempts to obtain her father's release; moving to Lisbon; assistance from HIAS; working for HIAS, then the Red Cross; her grandparents' emigration to the United States in 1941; traveling to Jamaica in February 1944, then to the United States in November; learning her father was in England; marriage; her father's arrival in 1947; her husband's death; and remarriage in 1982. Ms. S. attributes her family's survival to her father's initiation of their flight from Luxembourg immediately after German invasion and notes many Jewish friends who were deported and killed.

Author/Creator
S., Rosy, 1923-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
September 28, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rosy S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2684). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.