Rosa Rosenstein with her sisters and friends in Bad Buckow

Rosa Rosenstein with her sisters and friends in Bad Buckow
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  • Photo taken in:
    Bad Buckow
    Year when photo was taken:
    1926
    Country name at time of photo:
    Germany, 1870-1945
    Country name today:
    Germany
Here you can see me with my sister and friends. The picture was taken during a trip to Bad Buckow in August 1926. All my siblings were in Jewish organizations with Zionist tendencies. There were German Jews who said, 'For God's sake, this is no place for us, our home is Germany.' But for us, it was different, after all we were Poles. I was in the Jewish sports club Bar Kochba. It was a Jewish association, half sports, half entertainment. In the summer we trained in Grunewald, doing track and field athletics, in the winter we were in the gymnasium. I was afraid of climbing the pole or balancing on the parallel bars, but I enjoyed other games such as dodge ball and medicine ball. As you know, Berlin has wonderful lakes. On Wednesday we always went out in paddleboats, and we also went canoeing. I couldn't swim, but we went rowing. I started learning swimming three times, but gave up after the third time. When I tried for the first time, the swimming instructor held me on a fishing-rod and I had to do the movements. The second time, I got a board and I had to push that board ahead of me. In the end, the instructor said, 'And now without the board.' That I didn't do. I was a coward. I was afraid, I do admit, but such is life.

Interview details

Interviewee: Rosa Rosenstein
Interviewer:
Tanja Eckstein
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2002
Vienna, Austria

KEY PERSON

Rosa Rosenstein
Year of birth:
1907
City of birth:
Berlin
Country name at time of birth:
Germany
Year of death:
2005
City of death:
Vienna
Country of death:
Austria
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Accountant
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Braw
    Year of changing: 
    1929
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Weisz
    Year of changing: 
    1947
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage

Other Person

Erna Goldstein
Year of birth:
1911
City of birth:
Berlin
Country name at time of birth:
Germany
Occupation
after WW II:
Kindergarten teacher
  • Previous family name: 
    Braw
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1930
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