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Rose S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2694) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2694

Videotape testimony of Rose S., who was born in Jaworzno, Poland. She recounts German invasion in 1939 when she was five; briefly fleeing with her family to Kraków; anti-Jewish measures; hiding with her family in a bunker during round-ups; fleeing to Sosnowiec; ghettoization in the Srodula section; her father arranging a hiding place for her with a Polish woman and placing her baby sister with another family; hiding in the bunker when the ghetto was liquidated in July 1943; her parents' deportation (she never saw them again); escaping with her aunt; their arrest; escaping with asistance from a Jewish policeman; hiding with her aunt, uncle, and younger sister; her sister's discovery and deportation in February 1944; moving with her aunt to Otmuchów, as non-Jews using false papers; their arrest, interrogation, and release after she demonstrated Catholic prayers; working with her aunt in a convent; hiding their cousins, who were escapees from a death march; and liberation by Soviet troops in Nysa in April 1945. Mrs. S. recounts living in orphanages in Kraków, Rabka, then Bielsko-Biała; antisemitic violence; moving with her aunt to Zeilsheim displaced persons camp; and emigrating to the United States.

Author/Creator
S., Rose.
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
November 9, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rose S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2694). 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/4288650
Record last modified: 2012-08-23 15:16:00
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