Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Alice Lang Rosen - August 5, 1991

Relations with German Gentiles After War

Did you talk to her about it? Did she ever ask about the...

We've talked some. Not, not too much.

But not that much.

No. No one--everyone was afraid, you know, and um, it was always--what I did hear was uh, "It wasn't us." You know, hear people talking "Well we didn't do this and we didn't do this, it wasn't us, it was..." you have a parents or grandparents, you know, or we, or "We didn't do that to the Jews." You know, they were really afraid, especially in the American occupied, you know, so...

How did you feel being with German children?

I don't think it affected me at all. I never let my, my feelings out. I went to school and learned German again. In fact, I forgot all my French now, I know so little because I haven't used it because I came to America and had to learn English. I'm always learning--I always have to learn a language, you know? And, no I, I had--I learned, I was very--I was okay in school, you know. It was very good.

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