Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Woman in an American Field Hospital in Czechoslavakia, May 1945

Name: Roszi Frank

Age: 24

She was born in Hungary, and was deported to Auschwitz, where, after being moved again, she ended up at a subcamp of Gross Rosen. As the allies closed in on various camps (toward the end of the war), she was put on a forced march to Helmbrechts.

According to the U.S. Holocaust Museum archives:

The Helmbrechts death march was one of hundreds of forced marches that occurred near the end of the war. As Allied troops closed in on Germany from all sides, the prisoners in concentration camps and slave labor commandos were evacuated to camps further from enemy lines. Although some were evacuated by train, many prisoners were sent on foot distances of hundreds of miles. The Helmsbrechts death march began in Gruenberg, a sub-camp of Gross Rosen in Lower Silesia. The prisoners of Gruenberg, consisting of 900 Jewish women of mixed nationality, were evacuated along with 900 other female prisoners from another Gross Rosen sub-camp known as Puerschkau (or Schlesiersee). The group was divided into two smaller groups accompanied by SS men and women, with approximately 1,100 prisoners sent in the direction of the Flossenbuerg concentration camp. The remainder of the group was sent to Bergen-Belsen.

Source: U.S. Holocaust Museum photo archive

And here is Roszie being given some plasma and humane attention:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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23 Responses to Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Woman in an American Field Hospital in Czechoslavakia, May 1945

  1. tee tee says:

    omfg tfu!!!! butt ma anty wass in that shi an i didnt think that that wass fare at all !! a thankk god that i wasnt in the holocost! i would have givven up way before any of the people!!

  2. rav says:

    well at least when they were sick and just sent to the hospital in the camp they were treated like humans instead of animals. But It was still screwed up and one of my realtives had to go through that and I idk it just pisses me of whn ever I think about it…-_-0

    • Anonymous says:

      No, this person is being treated at an American Field Hospital after being liberated fro the camp. This photo is NOT of a hospital IN the camp.

  3. Anonymous says:

    omg ! that must be horrible to know that someone from your family went there ! I really admire the people that came out alive ! cause i would have died of sadness and pain

  4. KandK says:

    OMG…!!;;; That is SOO Sad…!! ::(((

  5. Anonymous says:

    i have to do a project on the holocaust at school and i think it is the most horrific thing to have had to have gone through, in the whole of history. It is so upsetting and i can guarantee every lesson i cry, for all the pain the people went though and for the people that were left behind after the war with no family and friends left. I don’t know how anyone can put any human in that amount of pain for any reason it is just not right. :/ RIP all those people that died in that war, and any war. Lest We Forget

  6. Anonymous says:

    man that holocaust was horrible. :/

  7. Kazi says:

    Fucking Peace of shit Hitler that mother fucker how could he do this to the Jewish People i wish i could go back in time and kill him before he can do any of this.

  8. Anonymous says:

    i have to do a report on the holocaust….i feel sorry fr all the jewish and non jewish ppl who went through

  9. your mom says:

    that is horrible

  10. hitler is a dumb says:

    omg that is sooooo sad

  11. my butt says:

    i feel bad for all the jews 😦

  12. hitler is a dumbass says:

    your dumb dude

  13. my butt says:

    says the one who spelt “you’re” wrong

  14. LOL@YOU says:

    You’re all idiots.

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