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Oral history interview with Rosette Konick

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.350 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0607

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Rosette Konick, born January 17, 1929 in Malinsk, Poland (now Ukraine), describes her prewar life in Poland; her father Abraham and mother Faye; her father’s occupation converting wool to thread for textiles; her family’s orthodox religious beliefs; her family’s awareness of the political situation in Germany before the war; antisemitism in Poland; her family’s unsuccessful attempt to leave Poland; the beginning of the war and initial Russian occupation; various transports to Siberia under the Russian occupation; the German occupation beginning in 1941 and the harsher anti-Jewish legislation that followed; her life in the Beresno ghetto; her work in the fields at the Beresno ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto and her escape into the forest; her time hiding in various barns; her travels across the River Sluch into Russian territory to search for safer hiding; her family’s involvement in the partisan movement; her family’s stay in France while waiting to obtain visas to the United States; and her immigration to the United States in 1948.

Interviewee
Rosette Konick
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2010 October 12  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
Interview funded by a grant from Katharine M. and Leo S. Ullman.
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