Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Rose Green - May 21, 2008

Working on a State Farm

So you, you moved to this farm, to a state farm.

We, we went to the state farm. We, we worked in the state farm about five, six hundred dollars there. And we worked at that farm and we were good workers. We were very good workers.

And what were your living conditions?

We had barracks, some kind of barracks. Not, not, not good. It wasn't good, but we were happy that we were, you know, go through it.

And you were with your husband.

I was with my husband, yeah.

And anybody else?

And my husband was the--my husband was uh, he was organizing the kitchen and he was like a Oberchef.


Yeah, yeah, he told us. And we talked over in the evening when he came home from work how much uh, barley, how much beans for so many people and we figured it out, me and my husband. So I said, "For two people so many, how much?" and we always cooked more than, than enough. And, uh...

So it was you and your husband. Anybody else from your family with you?

No. Oh yeah, my sister-in-law--one of my sister-in-laws was there with her husband and who else? Well, not from, from the family, just the four of us.

So where were your parents at this point?

My parents was sent--was in another uh, town, very close by and my father was still doing dentistry at the time. But we had, had to, we have to evacuate from east Slovak out to the west and my father had a guy who knew him, a colleague, and he took him into an office and they were together. And my father brought some of his instruments and everything and he left it there for him. Af...after the war we went, went to the guy to get the instruments--my father was--had very good instruments, chairs and everything. He didn't give it to us, but.

When they evacuated you, how did they move you?

No, we had to go by ourselves.

So you walked, basically.

No, train and whatever.

So, there were trains.

Yeah, yeah.

Cattle trains?


They weren't cattle trains.

No, no, no, no. That, that was...

That was later.

...that was later, that was later to Auschwitz from Czechoslovakia. But in, in the country we, we took our own uh, uh, we traveled by train, by bus, whatever, you know. You know, I, I, I'm forgetting little things too. It's been so long. Sixty-three years, sixty-four years.

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