Rose I. Holocaust testimony (HVT-500) interviewed by Doris Ladan
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- September 14, 1984.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rose I. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-500). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rose I., who was born in Vișeu de Sus, Romania in 1923, one of seven children. She recounts her mother's death; visiting relatives in another town; German invasion in March 1944; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz; witnessing an execution; joining her cousin in another barrack; her cousin's transfer; slave labor digging ditches; transfer in December 1944 to Bergen-Belsen; reunion with her sister; her sister's transfer three weeks later; liberation by British troops; observing Kommandant Josef Kramer's capture; spitting at him from a distance; living in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; reunion with her brother in January 1946; marriage in 1947; living in Fallingbostel; her son's birth in 1948; emigrating to Toronto in 1949 to join her husband's relatives; difficulties making a living; emigration to the United States in 1956 to join her relatives; and difficulties there for some time. Ms. I. discusses praying regularly in the camps; her belief that miracles and God saved her; continuing faith; and relations between prisoner groups based on nationality.