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Rose I. Holocaust testimony (HVT-500) interviewed by Doris Ladan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-500

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.

Author/Creator
I., Rose, 1923-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
September 14, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
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.