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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

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.

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Joanna Marks
Sonja Rosenwald
Lani Silver
interview:  1983 April 10
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:42:30
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