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Rose A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-183) interviewed by Sergio Rothstein and Dori Laub

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-183

Videotape testimony of Rose A., who was born into a large, Orthodox family in a small village in the Carpathians in 1916. She describes life on the mill/farm which was her home; the invasion of the Carpathians in 1939; acts of open antisemitism; and her deportation to Poland in 1941. Mrs. A. recalls her life with the Jews in Poland; smuggling herself back into Czechoslovakia; and the resumption of life with her family until the German occupation in 1944. She tells of her deportation (after Passover 1944) to the ghetto/brick factory in Beregovo; her transport to and arrival in Auschwitz, where she was separated from her father; her sustaining relationships with her sister, mother,and two nieces; and her work in the "Canada" Kommando. She recounts the liquidation of Auschwitz; the death march, with her sister and nieces, to Ravensbrück; their transfer to Neustadt/Glewe, where her sister died; and the disintegration of the German authority structure. Postwar topics of discussion include her journey to Prague to find a home for her nieces; her reunion with her brother; her suicidal feelings; the gradual recovery of her will to live; emigration to the United States; and her marriage and children.

Author/Creator
A., Rose, 1916-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1982
Interview Date
November 7,1982.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rose A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-183). 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/616954
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