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Oral history interview with Israel Rosenwald

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.345.47 | RG Number: RG-50.005.0047

Israel Rosenwald, born in 1924 in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, discusses his family; his father’s grocery store; the beginning of the war; being moved with his family to the Łódź ghetto; working at a factory that manufactured glass plates; his father being injured at the factory; life in the ghetto; a hiding place his parents made in their attic and staying there during the liquidation of the ghetto; being discovered and sent to the smaller ghetto; the Jewish police and the Gestapo; being herded into the big synagogue surrounded by Ukrainian guards and his parents sneaking out; being evacuated to Czestochowa in September 1944; doing forced labor in a factory manufacturing goods for the army; being liberated by the Russians in January 1945; returning home and reuniting with his mother; going with his future wife to Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp, where they stayed until 1951; immigrating to the United States; the fates of his brothers; his two children; and experiencing nightmares for many years after the war.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Rosenwald, Israel
interview:  1983 December 04
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
1 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of California, Los Angeles
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:06:46
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