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Rose W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4323) interviewed by Sara Moss Herz and Barbara Hadley Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4323

Videotape testimony of Rose W., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1920, one of five children. She recalls her father's death in 1937; German invasion; ghettoization; her brother volunteering for labor in another city in 1941; forced labor in a uniform factory; she and her sisters saving bread for their mother; her mother's and sisters' deportation to Auschwitz in March 1942; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau in 1944, then Christianstadt three days later; slave labor in a factory; transfer to Kratzau; slave labor doing construction; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Poland with others via Hungary and Romania; meeting her future husband; learning her brother had survived; traveling to Cremona; marriage in 1946; her daughter's birth; and emigration to the United States in 1949. Ms. W. notes hospitalization in a camp for typhus; pervasive painful memories; nightmares; and visiting Poland with her daughters to place a headstone on her father's grave.

W., Rose, 1920-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2004
Interview Date
August 24, 2004.
3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Rose W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4323). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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