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Rosemarie Koczy papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0391

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    The Rosemarie Koczy papers consists of a biographical sketch of artist Rosemarie Koczy, a transcript of an oral history interview of Koczy, and an advertisement for an art exhibition at her house in New York. The oral history transcript relates Koczy's experiences as a child during and after the Holocaust.
    inclusive:  circa 1995-1997
    Collection Creator
    Rosemarie Koczy
    Rosemarie Koczy (1939-2007) was born on March 5, 1939 in Hochlarmark, Germany to Karl Koczy and Martha Koczy (née Wusthoff). She had a sister, and a half-brother who was born possibly born in a concentration camp. In 1942, she was deported to Traunstein, a sub-camp of Dachau concentration camp, and later to Ottenhausen (Struthof). After the war, she was raised by her maternal grandparents, her mother, and various foster families and orphanages. In 1959, Koczy left Germany and settled in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1961, she enrolled in the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs. Her first marriage ended in divorce. She later met and married composter Louis Pelosi. Koczy became an American citizen in 1989. She created a community art school in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. She and her husband hosted art and music exhibitions in their house. She died on December 12, 2007.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Rosemarie Koczy papers is arranged as a single series.

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    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Rosemarie Koczy gave the materials to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives on Dec. 1, 1997. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received a booklet entitled, "Les Enfants De La Mort," on Sept. 8, 1998, from Rosemarie Koczy.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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