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Oral history interview with Rose Koenigsberg

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1984.1.1.12 | RG Number: RG-50.157.0012

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    Oral history interview with Rose Koenigsberg


    Interview Summary
    Rose Koenigsberg, born in 1914 in Velichovky, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), describes her life teaching in Ralova until March 1939 when the Hungarians occupied the entire town; being arrested but then later being released to return to Velichovky where she lived fairly comfortably until 1944; going into hiding towards the middle of 1944 after they began to feel the pressures of being Jewish; being discovered and arrested by Hungarian guards and then going to Berehove, Ukraine before their transport to Auschwitz; staying with her sisters throughout her time at the camp; the terrible food and the poor clothing in Auschwitz; eventually moving with her sisters to Zittau (a sub-camp of Gross-Rosen), where she worked in an airplane factory; holding various positions at the factory until the camp was liberated by the Russians; returning home to Czechoslovakia and soon being reunited with the rest of her family; and moving to the United States in 1948.
    Rose Koenigsberg
    interview:  1984 October 14
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Council

    Physical Details

    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Koenigsberg, Rose, 1914-

    Administrative Notes

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council interviewed Rose Koenigsberg on October 14, 1984 as part of the international conference "Faith in Humankind: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust" held at the U. S. Department of State, Washington, DC.
    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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