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Rose B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-907) interviewed by Bobbie Berger and Ed Tuthill

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-907

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.

Author/Creator
B., Rose, 1928-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
Interview Date
January 25, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294462
Record last modified: 2016-09-14 15:31:00
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