Rose G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-370) interviewed by Lissa Keller
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- December 5, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rose G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-370). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rose G., who was born in Leszno, Poland in 1936. She recounts moving to Kalisz when she was eighteen months old; German invasion; fleeing to Kutno, Łódź, then Warsaw; joining her maternal grandparents in Rzeszów; her grandparents' deaths; ghettoization; her mother paying a Polish woman to hide her; being returned because she wouldn't stop crying; accompanying her mother to work; her mother's boss hiding them and providing them with Polish identity papers; staying with another Pole; a brief visit to her father in the ghetto (she never saw him again); traveling to Warsaw; her mother working as a housekeeper; moving frequently to avoid discovery; her mother's visits; moving with assistance from a German soldier; traveling to Warsaw, then Kalisz after the war; reunion with an uncle; traveling to Munich; attending school in a displaced persons camp; her mother's remarriage; and emigration to the United States. Ms. G. discusses her mother's postwar nervous breakdown; having no sense as a child of being Jewish; marriage to a survivor; and her children's lack of interest in her experiences until recently. She shows photographs.