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Oral history interview with Sonja Rosenwald and Joanna Marks

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1443 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1443

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Sonja Rosenwald describes her deportation from her birthplace of Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland to a labor camp at Skarzysko-Kamienna; the mass shootings she witnessed; how her mother rescued her from one of these killings; the hopelessness she felt; how her survival instincts took over; the impossibility of resistance; her reunion with her mother and sister after the war; how she coped with her memories; and her pride in her fellow survivors who ensured their children had good lives and a good education.

Joanna Marks describes her experiences living in hiding on false papers; an incident where she and her son were rounded up and released to to their non-Jewish appearance; and how children were forced to grow up quickly during the war.

Interviewee
Joanna Marks
Sonja Rosenwald
Interviewer
Lani Silver
Date
1983 April 10  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:34:07
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