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Oral history interview with Rosa Kresner

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.158 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0158

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    Oral history interview with Rosa Kresner


    Interview Summary
    Rosa Kresner, born January 19, 1913 in Warsaw, Poland, describes growing up in Poland before the war; witnessing the beginning of the war; the construction of the Warsaw ghetto; experiencing virulent Polish antisemitism; the January “Aktion” of 1943; obtaining false Polish papers and living in the Aryan side of Warsaw; hiding in various Polish homes throughout the war; surviving the war and receiving aid from Polish friends; and emigrating and establishing her life in Australia in 1949.
    Rosa Kresner
    Sophie Gelski
    interview:  1994 February 22
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kresner, Rosa, 1913-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Rosa Kresner on February 22, 1994 for the Twelfth Hour Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in April 2006 from the State Library of New South Wales where the collection is housed.
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