Rosalyn C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1593) interviewed by Rayzl Kalifowicz-Waletsky
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
- Interview Date
- October 9, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rosalyn C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1593). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rosalyn C., who was born in Panevėžys, Lithuania in 1930 and raised in Kaunas. She recalls a comfortable childhood; attending Yiddish school; Soviet occupation in 1940; German invasion in 1941; ghettoization; one brother being taken in a round-up (they never saw him again); forced labor; escaping the 1944 round-up of children because she looked older; her other brother's death at the Ninth Fort; hiding underground with her parents in 1944; exposure; transport to Stutthof; separation from her father (she never saw him again); slave labor in Malki; a death march in January 1945; crying every night; her mother stealing food for her; liberation by Soviet troops; hospitalization for weeks; traveling to Łódź; learning her father had perished in Dachau; traveling to Italy; living in displaced persons camps; in Cremona, hearing from relatives in the United States; emigration in 1949; assistance from their relatives; marriage in 1953; the birth of two sons; and her mother's death in 1974. Ms. C. discusses the importance of being with her mother to her survival; being numb in the camps; and seldom discussing her story, even with her children. She shows a movie of Panevėžys taken by a visiting relative in 1934.