Rosa Rosenstein -- Living with History

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The story of a Berlin-born Jewish woman who lived through the turbulent times of Imperial Germany, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, all while growing up, falling in love and starting a family. With charming snapshots of holidays, kindergartens and Purim parties, Rosa shows us how integrated, assimilated Jewish families lived in Germany then.

In 1939, a few weeks after the war had started, her Hungarian husband Michi insisted on fleeing to Budapest, where he felt they would be safe. They weren't. Both Michi and Rosa were arrested and put in a camp, and Michi perished in a forced labor brigade. Rosa survived by hiding in Budapest -- but not until she sent her two daughters off to Palestine and saw them safe.

After the war, Rosa married a Viennese Jewish man, Alfred Rosenstein, and started another family in Vienna. Her son Georg moved to Israel, where he began a family of his own and lived for a long time before finally moving back to Austria. Rosa Rosenstein lived until she was ninety-eight years old, and died in 2005.

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WWI

Rosa Rosenstein was born in Berlin in 1907 before World War I. On June 28, 1914, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated in Sarajevo, sparking World War I. (See the film footage of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's July 1914 funeral.)

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Title / School Subject Documents Language
Homeland Project
other projects
Tobin Herringshaw
en
Rosa Rosenstein's Berlin
other projects
Nina Sasportas
de
Rosa Rosenstein: Exploring My Past: An Autobiographical Project
History
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en
Rosa Rosenstein - Leben mit Geschichte - Interaktives Filmskript
History
Esther Cotoarba
de
Der Film ”Rosa Rosenstein“ im Geschichtsunterricht einer 10. Klasse
History
Frank Grellert, Stefan Fooss
de
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Irodalom, Német nyelv, Történelem
Szili Katalin
hu
Óravázlat-" Együtt élve a történelemmel"
Német nyelv, Társadalomismeret, Történelem
Matús Eszter
hu
Óravázlat- "Együtt élve a történelemmel"
Történelem
Pécsi Tibor
hu
Border Jumping project Jewish School Berlin
History
Nina Sasportas
en
Centropa Biography Film/Stolpersteine Assignment
History, other projects
Melissa Yarborough
en