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Oral history interview with Rose Koslowski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1041 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1041

The interview describes Ms. Koslowski's childhood in Łódź, Poland, her experiences in the Łódź ghetto from 1939-1942 and witnessing the death of one sister from starvation and her mother and father from lack of medical care. Ms. Koslowski describes hiding with her remaining sisters in the ghetto, being discovered by the SS and transported to Auschwitz, where she was separated from her younger sisters. She describes the horrible conditions in Auschwitz and Birkenau, working in an ammunition factory, its effect on her health, its liberation by Russian troops and her transport to Theresienstadt where Ms. Koslowski was cared for by Czech doctors. She discusses living in a displaced persons camp, where she met her husband, an Auschwitz survivor, and emigrating to the United States.

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Interviewee
Rose Koslowski
Date
interview:  1990 August 23
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:53:28
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