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Oral history interview with Israel Rosenwald

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

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    Oral history interview with Israel Rosenwald


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Israel Rosenwald
    interview:  1983 December 04
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of California, Los Angeles

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
    1 sound recording : WAV.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Rosenwald, Israel.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch produced these interviews in cooperation with the University of California, Los Angeles. Both institutions house copies of the interviews.
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