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Rosa W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4397) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4397

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.

W., Rosa, 1926-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2007
Interview Date
June 11, 2007.
Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie)
Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
Kielce (Poland)
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.