Rose W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-657) interviewed by Susan Millen and Lucille B. Ritvo
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
- Interview Date
- February 14, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rose W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-657). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rose W., who was born in Sandomierz, Poland, in 1921. Mrs. W. recalls the sizeable Jewish population and considerable antisemitism of her home town; the outbreak of the war; traveling throughout Poland as a non-Jew, doing trade in order to support her family; her deportation, along with two siblings, to Skarżysko-Kamienna; working first in Werk B in a HASAG munitions factory, where she was aided by a Polish girl, and later in Werk A, where she witnessed the deterioration and disappearance of her brother; and her transfer to Częstochowa and slave labor there. She speaks of religion in the camps; her many lucky opportunities to obtain extra food; liberation by the Russians; and her postwar hospitalization in Vienna. Mrs. W. also describes her experiences in the displaced persons camps of Fürth, Bamberg, and Bad Nauheim, where she met and married her husband; emigration to the United States; and her sorrow on happy occasions because of the loss of her family.