Rose B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-907) interviewed by Bobbie Berger and Ed Tuthill
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
- Interview Date
- January 25, 1987.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rose B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-907). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rose B., who was born in Dămăcușeni, Romania in 1928, one of seven children. She recounts her family's affluence and their orthodoxy; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions, including her expulsion from school; deportation to the Dej ghetto, then Auschwitz in 1944; separation from her family (they were killed except for one brother); hospitalization; a nurse helping her; slave labor in the kitchen; encountering her brother; transfer to Kaufering in September; disposing of dead bodies during an epidemic; transfer to Dachau; liberation by United States troops; reunion with her brother in Bamberg; traveling to Munich; living in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp, on a kibbutz, and in Bamberg; feigning illness to stay in a hospital in Munich for six months; working; marriage; divorce three years later; emigration to the United States in 1950; marriage; and the births of two sons. Ms. B. notes difficulties bearing children and emotional scars resulting from her experiences. She shows photographs.