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Rosalie S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-737) interviewed by James W. Pennebaker and Bobbie Berger,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-737

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    Videotape testimony of Rosalie S., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1922, the oldest of three children. Ms. S. recounts her family's orthodoxy; German invasion; her father fleeing east (he did not return); briefly moving to a nearby town; ghettoization in Kraków; deportation of her family (she never saw them again); marriage; daily forced labor; hiding her grandmother (she was discovered and deported); frequent murders of Jews; her husband's transfer to Płaszów; her deportation to Skarżysko-Kamienna; slave labor in a munitions factory; public hanging of a friend who had helped her; a brutal beating; praying to be shot; helping a woman give birth (they disposed of the baby in the latrine); transfer to Częstochowa; helping a friend avoid selection; liberation by Soviet troops; hospitalization; returning to Kraków; her husband's return six months later; living in a displaced persons camp in Austria; assistance from UNRRA; her son's birth; emigration to the United States in 1949; and the births of two more children. Ms. S. discusses nightmares and being overprotective of her children due to her experiences; wanting to forget much of what happened to her; attending a survivor gathering with her daughter; and an emotional trip to Kraków with her husband and sons.
    S., Rosalie, 1922-
    Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1985
    Interview Date
    November 9, 1985.
    Kraków (Poland)
    Cite As
    Rosalie S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-737). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Pennebaker, James W., interviewer.
    Berger, Bobbie, interviewer.
    Related material: Rosalie S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1612), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 38 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Marriage in Jewish ghettos.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Childbirth in concentration camps.
    Mutual aid.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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