Rose W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4323) interviewed by Sara Moss Herz and Barbara Hadley Katz
- 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.
- Cite As
- Rose W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4323). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.