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Oral history interview with Hedwig Rose

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.261 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0496

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Hedwig Rose (née Cohen), born in 1936 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, discusses her childhood before the war; the increasing tension among the Jewish population of Amsterdam after the German occupation; starting first grade and then stopping after a few weeks because of a decree forbidding Jewish children to attend school; her father's arrest and never seeing him again; leaving her house with her mother and older sister immediately after her father's arrest; hiding in the basement of Toos Koolhaas Revers-DeWitt's house in Amsterdam; tensions in the house between her mother and Tante Toos; her home schooling by her sister; German searches of her house; her mother's death from a stroke while in hiding; becoming ill with whooping cough and being put in the hospital; her liberation in 1945; being found by an aunt and uncle in the United States and preparing to immigrate; and her first impressions of the United States.

Interviewee
Hedwig Rose
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2005 July 14  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
10 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:18:22
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