Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Eric Rosenow - August 5, 1982


Is there any uh, organization or government agency uh, any reparation at all for people who were in your circumstances or did that only apply to the camps, do you know?

Money-wise, you're talking?


Yes I'm getting uh, reparation money from Germany. I also get pension from Germany. Uh, I'm getting a pension from Germany uh, I proved it with my pictures--I was in the movie uh, business, in theatre business, I think I mentioned it to you, when I was very young. I have, I have still my pictures here. Boy, I played in so many pictures here as a youngster that I could prove it. They pay me a pension. Why they pay me a pension? I could've become a star, I could've be a star, I could've be a bum too, you know, don't get me wrong, but uh, that I was taken out of this kind of business when I was very young that I couldn't make a living anymore. Also as a musician--as an orchestra leader. Today I'm getting my pension. I also get a pension from uh, uh, social security from Germany. The ten years, the nine years whatever in Shanghai, they counted it. So uh, and my wife gets a pension also from uh, from uh, she doesn't get social security but she gets a pension of what they call it Berufschaden. Berufschaden is that you've been taken out of your profession. And she gets also uh, a small pension of healths, uh, what do you call it? Healths uh, healths pension, yes. I don't get it.

That, that is new to me. I didn't know that you were able to get it.

Yes, yes many people are getting it.



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