Rosa W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4397) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2007
- Interview Date
- June 11, 2007.
- 3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rosa W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4397). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rosa W., who was born in Radom, Poland in 1926, the oldest of three children. She recalls her close extended family; attending Polish public school in Kielce; German invasion; ghettoization; deportation to Majdanek; transfer to Płaszów; slave labor with her mother in the Wieliczka salt mines; transfer back to Płaszów; her father's and brother's deportation (she never saw her father again); transfer with her mother and other relatives to Auschwitz/Birkenau; a cousin being taken for specious medical experiments; a death march and train transport to Bergen-Belsen; encouraging her mother to go on when she wanted to stop during the death march; her death six days prior to liberation by British troops; living in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; depression upon learning a man whom she thought was her father was not; learning her brother was alive; marriage in 1946; reunion with her brother; emigration to the United States in 1950; and moving to Canada. Ms. W. notes sharing her experiences with her children, and a recent trip to Poland with them.