Polish Jewish civilian interned at Plaszow camp, Poland 1943-1944 and at Gross-Rosen, Germany, Brinnlitz, Czechoslovakia and Auschwitz and Dachau camps 1944-1945
REEL 1 Experiences as inmate of Plaszow camp, Poland 1943-1944: playing violin in camp; illustration of character of camp commandant, Amon Goeth; Goeth's party guests; Oskar Schindler's demonstrations of sympathy with Rosner; story of Rosner's melancholic music influencing SS officer to commit suicide; Schindler reclaiming Rosner's violin. Aspects of experiences as inmate of Plaszow and Auschwitz camps, Poland 1943-1945: kindness of SS officer en route to Auschwitz; seeing wives in transport train leaving Auschwitz; Rosner's opinion of Schindler; incident of SS brutality sickening Schindler; Schindler's behaviour at Goeth's parties; impressions of Schindler.
One of the most memorable elements of the Holocaust Exhibition is the video testimony by survivors which accompanies visitors along the route. But what happened to the survivors after the Second World War? How did they rebuild their lives in the years that followed their release from Nazi persecution?
As the Allies advanced across Europe at the end of the Second World War, they came across concentration camps filled with sick and starving prisoners. The first major camp to be liberated was Majdanek near Lublin, Poland in July 1944.