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Oral history interview with Rose Weisfeld

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0131 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0103

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    Oral history interview with Rose Weisfeld


    Interview Summary
    Rose Weisfeld (née Friedman), born on March 28, 1914 in Radom, Poland, discusses her early life and schooling; social integration between Jews and Christians at home and at school; keeping Jewish customs and traditions at home; her religious education; her brothers’ conscription in the Polish army; being badly injured and hospitalized for a year; her family’s forced relocation to the Radom ghetto; her father’s death; the liquidation of the ghetto; doing factory work; being transported to Auschwitz via cattle car; the process of selections; being transported to Ravensbrück in 1944; being liberated by Swedish soldiers and their compassion; weighing 32 pounds at liberation; her hospitalization in Denmark and Sweden; finding work in a factory and regaining her humanity; her marriage in Sweden to another survivor; the birth of her children; finding her brother through the Red Cross after four years; immigrating to the United States to be with her brother; the difficulties of adjusting to life in the US; and the importance of raising her children with Jewish traditions.
    Rose Weisfeld
    Margaret Garrett
    interview:  1998 May 19

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Weisfeld, Rose, 1914-

    Administrative Notes

    Margaret Garrett, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Rose Weisfeld on May 19, 1998.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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