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Rose Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2624) interviewed by Milton Katz and Mary Ann McCue

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2624

Videotape testimony of Rose Z., who was born in Sosnowiec, Poland in 1922. She recalls her mother telling her to escape in 1942; being caught by Nazis; a tearful departure from her parents (she never saw them again); deportation to Bolkenhain; slave labor in vegetable fields which provided her with extra food; transfer to another labor camp; a kind German female guard who brought her extra food; transfer to Gräben; encountering her sister there; singing at night in her barrack; a death march and train transport to Bergen-Belsen; no food, filth, corpses all over, and rampant disease; remaining with her sister and three friends from Sosnowiec; bringing them water when they were ill; liberation by British troops in April 1945; contacting their mother's brother in the United States; emigrating to join him in 1949; marriage; and resolving with her husband to always care for their children themselves. Ms. Z. relates that her oldest sister perished because she would not leave her child, and learning a cousin in Sosnowiec poisoned the children in their family so they would not be taken by the Nazis.

Author/Creator
Z., Rose, 1922-
Published
Kansas City, Kansas : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, 1994
Interview Date
August 3, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rose Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2624). 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/4296928
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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