Rosa Rosenstein with friends at a Purim celebration

Rosa Rosenstein with friends at a Purim celebration
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  • Photo taken in:
    Berlin
    Country name at time of photo:
    Germany, 1870-1945
    Country name today:
    Germany
This picture was taken during a Purim celebration in Berlin in the 1930s. I?m the first from left. I had a large circle of friends and we liked to celebrate merry parties. I had enough admirers. For example, there was this relative from Poland who wanted to marry me. He was eight years older than me. When he was in Berlin for the last time I was 14. When he left, I was 15. Sometimes he took me to a circus show, sometimes to an afternoon performance of an operetta. His father had a butcher's and was a horse trader in Oswieczim, as was usual for Jews in the province. He had to return home because he was the only son. When he said goodbye, he told me, 'Rosa, when you are 18, I will marry you.' And I, always having had a big mouth, replied, 'Sure you will.'

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

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