ROSE GARTMAN ROSENBAUM
From the book, "Santo Tomas" by Frederic Stevens:
Rose Gartman Rosenbaum
October 4, 2009
Dear Mr. Moore,
While doing research about Santos Tomas internment Camp, I came across your website. I had an aunt who was an internee at the camp, but I did not see her name on your list. Her name was Rose Rosenbaum (supposedly known as" little Rosie"). She was an American who moved to Manila and opened a women's clothing shop at the Bayview Hotel in 1930. In 1938 she erected her own building to house her exclusive salon. One of her clients was Jean MacArthur (General MacArthur's wife). I have a personal letter from Mrs. MacArthur to my aunt on stationary from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. I have pictures of her salon where she would have afternoon teas and fashion shows for her clients. I also have a few internment camp newspapers that she was able to save.
I am trying to find any information about my aunt during her stay at the camp. If you can guide me in any way it would be greatly appreciated.
or would like to be added to my POW/Internee e-mail distribution list,
please let the me, Tom Moore, know.