Much of what Rose Maklan Ross knew about her parents’ experiences during World War II came out during trips to the movies.
She and her mother, Gisela Maklans, made weekly trips to the movies, arriving 20 minutes early to talk.
“It was the one place she felt safe,” Maklan Ross said. “She could speak in the dark.”
Maklans survived the Auschwitz and Stutthof concentration camps. Her father died on the train to Auschwitz. Her brother and mother were sent immediately to the gas chambers, and she and her sister were sent to live in the camp, where her sister later died.