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Rose K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-841) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-841

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    Videotape testimony of Rose K., who was born in Beuthen, Germany (Bytom, Poland) in 1921, the youngest of eight children. She recalls living in Będzin; her father's death; her mother's death six years later; placement in an orphanage; living with her sister; German invasion; anti-Jewish regulations; pretending to be a non-Jew to buy food; ghettoization; hiding with her sister, sister-in-law, and niece during a round-up; betrayal by their Polish landlord; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her family (she relives her sister's death to this day); slave labor digging trenches; a friend obtaining a privileged position for them in the shoe repair shop; Mala Zimetbaum's escape and capture; a death march and train transport to Ravensbrück, then Neustadt; smuggling food from her kitchen job to her friends; liberation by Soviet troops; learning a brother had survived; reunion with him in Feldafing displaced persons camp; marriage to her brother's friend; their emigration to the United States in 1949; assistance from HIAS; divorcing her husband because he could not have children; her second marriage; and the birth of her children.
    K., Rose, 1921-
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
    Interview Date
    February 12, 1987.
    Bytom (Poland)
    Będzin (Poland)
    Cite As
    Rose K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-841). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.
    Tobin, Phyllis O. Ziman, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 23 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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