• Born in Visul De Mesloc, in Transylvania on December 15, 1922.
  • She went to grammar school in her hometown and only finished the 6th grade.
  • Rose was 20 years old when the Nazis came to her town.
  • Her father was in the lumber business and was beaten to death.
  • Rose was sent to a ghetto in Romania near her home town.
  • She was deported to Auschwitz by cattle car.
  • Rose was first sent to Birkenau and then to Bergen-Belsen. She was able to work as a seamstress.  She was in concentration camp for 2 years.
  • Her Mother and three sisters (as well as all their children) were murdered in Auschwitz.
  • Her brother was in a work camp and escaped just before the Nazis burned the barracks down to kill everyone. He found his way back to their hometown after liberation and remarried. His first wife and children were murdered. He moved to Israel 20 years later.
  • After the war, Rose was shipped to Sweden and put in a quarantine camp called Malma Tennis Stadium.
  • She then went to a Displaced Persons camp called Fernabrook. She met her husband and had a child there.
  • She arrived in New York on November 29, 1950. She stayed in New York for 4 weeks and then went on a train to Chicago, where she had family.