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Oral history interview with Pesach Rosen

Oral History | Accession Number: 1993.196.1 | RG Number: RG-50.064.0001

Pesach Rosen, born in Bialystok, Poland, discusses the German invasion of Poland in September 1939; the division of Poland into German and Russian territories; the brutal treatment of the Jews by the Germans via beatings, torture, and dog attacks; the mass executions of Jews; the starvation of prisoners; the meager rations given to prisoners; the sexual harassment of women by the Germans; working as a smith and being better fed than others; befriending Germans and Poles; his experiences with the Russians, whom he found to be less cruel than the Germans; the numerous Jews in the Russian Partisan companies; the fate of the Jews who were captured while trying to escape; the deportation of Jews to Treblinka; his life after the war; immigrating to Israel; and immigrating later to the United States.


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Interviewee
Pesach Rosen
Date
interview:  1992 December
Language
Yiddish
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).