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Rose G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-370) interviewed by Lissa Keller

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-370

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.

Author/Creator
G., Rose, 1936-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
December 5, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4293724
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:39:00
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