Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Leo Rosner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1284.19 | RG Number: RG-50.147.0019

Leo Rosner describes his experiences as an inmate of Płaszów, Brinnlitz, and Gross-Rosen camps from 1943 to 1945; playing accordion at Amon Goeth's parties at Płaszów; Goeth's violent threats; the atmosphere of the parties; his first impressions of Oskar Schindler; Schindler's list; the differences between Płaszów and Brinnlitz; the story of Schindler retrieving Rosner's accordion from Gross-Rosen; his fears for his wife's safety in Auschwitz; Schindler's character; Goeth protecting the Rosner family and his unpredictable nature; the SS need for music; Schindler's drinking; the unlikelihood of surviving the war and being saved by Schindler; Schindler's character; the non-productivity of Brinnlitz; and their debt to Schindler.


Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Interviewee
Leo Rosner
Interviewer
Jon Blair
Date
interview:  1983 January 19
Language
English
Genre/Form
Documentary films.
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-04-07 10:59:56
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn510772