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Rose K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-912) interviewed by Kay Hale and Debbie McFadden

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-912

Videotape testimony of Rose K., who lived in Bełchatów, Poland, one of three sisters. She recounts her father's death when she was very young; working for her sister as a dressmaker; German invasion; fleeing to Łódź; returning to find their home had been robbed; her non-Jewish landlord assisting her after a severe beating by a German soldier; forced labor; a public hanging; transfer to Łódź ghetto with her mother, sisters, and her sister's children; slave labor in a textile factory; assistance from cousins with whom she is still close; after two years, deportation to Auschwitz with a sister and nieces, then to Sasel a week later; slave labor clearing bombing rubble in Hamburg; one niece's death; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; three months hospitalization in Bergen; transfer to Sweden; emigration to the United States; and marriage in 1953. Ms. K. discusses her close relationship with her surviving niece and her husband.

Author/Creator
K., Rose.
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
Interview Date
February 22, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam restoration master; Betacam restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rose K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-912). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.