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Oral history interview with Rose Feld

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.13 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0013

Rose Feld, born July 15, 1932 in Katowice, Poland, discusses growing up in an Orthodox Jewish family; living in a mixed community of Poles and Germans; being at her grandparents’ farm in Frysztak, Poland when the war started and staying there; the establishment of a ghetto, where they lived from 1940 to 1942; the creation of the Judenrat; being ordered to gather at the market and separate into groups for deportation; the mass executions in the forest, including one in which several of her relatives were killed; her father’s creation of a hiding place in a cellar for 15 people; staying there until her uncle, who was also in hiding, came and told them of recent deportations; bribing a policeman who stopped them on their way to a hiding place in a farm; hiding in the forest and at several farmers’ houses; building forest bunkers where she and her family lived for 19 months; emerging after hearing shooting between German and Russian forces; being picked up by a Russian convoy and taken to Rzeszów, Poland; returning to her hometown when Poland was liberated; obtaining false papers to leave for Bratislava, Slovakia; hiring a guide to take her family behind Russian lines into Budapest, Hungary, where they entered the American zone; living in a displaced persons camp in Salzburg, Austria until 1948, when they immigrated to New York, NY; finishing high school; and marrying another survivor and having children.

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Feld, Rose
Papier, Larry
interview:  1992 June 14
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry Papier
Record last modified: 2022-06-16 09:48:10
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