Rose Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2624) interviewed by Milton Katz and Mary Ann McCue
- Kansas City, Kansas : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, 1994
- Interview Date
- August 3, 1994.
- 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.
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.