Rosalyn R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1042) interviewed by Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- April 23, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rosalyn R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1042). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rosalyn R., who was born in Tarńow, Poland in 1932. She recalls starting school; German invasion; she and her older brother being tutored; her mother's United States citizenship (she was born there); her mother's refusal to leave her children when she could have gone; anti-Jewish restrictions, including wearing the star; non-Jewish friends hiding her father and brother; hiding with relatives during round-ups; ghettoization; learning that U.S. citizens and their families would be exchanged for German prisoners; surrendering for exchange; transfer to Montelupich prison; separation from her father and brother; assistance from non-Jewish prisoners; rejoining her father and brother for train transfer to Bergen-Belsen in September 1943; liberation from the train near Magdeburg by United States troops; traveling to Belgium; incarceration as Germans; an UNRRA representative confirming her mother's citizenship; and their emigration to the United States. Ms. R. notes her lost childhood and discomfort sharing her story, even with her children.