Rose K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-841) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin,
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.
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- February 12, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rose K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-841). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.