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Oral history interview with Leo Rosner

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

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Leo Rosner describes his experiences as an inmate of Plaszow, Brinnlitz, and Gross-Rosen camps from 1943 to 1945; playing accordion at Amon Goeth's parties at Plaszow; Goeth's violent threats; the atmosphere of the parties; his first impressions of Oskar Schindler; Schindler's list; the differences between Plaszow 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.

Interviewee
Leo Rosner
Date
1983 January 19  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Documentary films.
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:45:09
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