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Rose C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-787) interviewed by Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin and Lilian Sicular

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-787

Videotape testimony of Rose C., who was born in Zamość, Poland in 1931. She describes her childhood; German occupation followed by Soviet occupation then German reoccupation; her family's move to Izbica; having to wear the yellow star; her father's conscription for forced labor in another town; his return; and joining her mother's family. She recalls her grandmother's disappearance; wandering with her family to avoid German capture; her separation from them; and placement as a maid in a Polish household. She recalls returning to Izbica and finding her family; a round-up and massacre; her life with a Polish family near Izbica; a sexual assault; and a severe beating by Poles looking for escaped prisoners from the Sobibor uprising. She recalls her long convalescence; joining her mother in another hiding place; and liberation by the Soviets. She recounts returning to Zamość with her family; Polish attacks on Jews; their subsequent moves to Austria and Germany; meeting her future husband; her marriage; and emigration to the United States. She reflects upon her sadness at the recent death of her husband; wonderful feelings about her entire family; and her particular pride in her children and grandchildren.

Author/Creator
C., Rose, 1931-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
Interview Date
November 15, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rose C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-787). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/967644
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