Mrs Rosa Pinsky

Mrs Rosa Pinsky (Pinskaya), 32, was born in Warsaw, Poland. She resided in New York (Bora Park 57th Street, Brooklyn). She seemed to have visited relatives in Warsaw and was on her way back. Mrs Pinsky was a widow and boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger. She held ticket number 234604, price: £13. It is lilely she shared a cabin with Ellen ToomeyBessie Watt and her daughter Bertha.

Rosa Pinsky survived the sinking. She was rescued in lifeboat 9.

(Russian) Woman, 33 years of age, needed hospital care. Later, because of ill health continued she returned to relatives in Russia. (case 381, awarded 200 dollars from the committee)
American Red Cross

According to the Red Cross she returned to Russia (Poland).  What became of her is unclear but new research suggests she may have been killed in the Holocaust during 1943, and buried in a mass grave.


The Immigration Officer recorded her age as 29 and her name as "Rosee".

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  1. Alessandro Rosario said:

    hello first, I am new here and sorry my english is bad ( I am only 14) Rosa Pinsky is a very interesting passenger but i now only that of her she was jewish she was widowed she lived in burrough park street she had relatives in warsaw she shared a cabin with mrs. watt, miss watt and with miss toomey in second class she was saved in lifeboat 9 and she return to russia (or poland ?) but what became of her, why did she return, where can i find a photo of her, did she have cildren, what was... Read full post

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    Arun Vajpey said:

    She used to live in Brooklyn and went to her native Poland to visit relatives. On the way back to the USA she boarded the and survived on Lifeboat #9. According to new information here on ET, the ordeal left her in poor health and unable to care for herself in America and so she returned at some stage to Poland, presumably for family support. Poland was by then annexed by Russia and she probably found it difficult to leave. Recent research (as per ET) suggests that she was still in Poland during WW2 and died there during the holocaust and is buried in a mass grave. One of the... Read full post

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Peter Engberg, Sweden
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Hermann Söldner, Germany

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB 85 T715 Vol 4183
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

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(2020) Rosa Pinsky Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #544, updated 27th January 2020 16:40:56 PM)