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Rose and Aaron M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-57) interviewed by Laurel Vlock and Dori Laub

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-57

Videotape testimony of Aaron M., who was born near Łódź, Poland circa 1915, and his wife Rose M., who was born in Łódź circa 1916. Mr. M. relates his conscription into the Polish army prior to the outbreak of the war; his escape from the army and, later, from deportation; the German takeover of his home town; and his transfer to the ghettos of Warta and then Łódź, where he remained from 1942 until 1944. He describes life in the ghetto; his separation from his first wife and small daughter, whom he never saw again; and his own capture and imprisonment. Mrs. M. discusses the ghettoization of Łódź, where she remained until her deportation to Auschwitz in 1944; her separation from her first husband in Auschwitz; and her transfer to Braunschweig, where she was put to work in an ammunition factory. Both Mr. and Mrs. M speak of attempts to locate family members after liberation; the circumstances under which they met; their adjustment to life in the United States; their reluctance to tell their children about their wartime experiences; and the psychological effects of those experiences.

Author/Creator
M., Rose, ca. 1916-
Published
Hartford, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
Interview Date
December 2, 1979.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rose and Aaron M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-57). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.