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Adele J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1112) interviewed by Arthur Peskoe and Marsha Grossman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1112

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    Videotape testimony of Adele J., who was born in Vilna, Poland in 1924. Mrs. J. describes her family; Soviet occupation; confiscation of her father's textile business; the Lithuanian government; German invasion on June 22, 1941; immediate arrest and disappearance of many Jews; her parents' deaths within three weeks of each other; joining her uncle's family in Kovno with her sister; life in the Kovno ghetto; being spared from transports due to a document verifying her mother worked for Germany in World War I; a year of forced labor in the ghetto; liquidation of the Kovno ghetto in 1943; separation of men, women, and children prior to transport; five days in a cattle car with her sister and cousin; and arrival in Klooga. She details work and life in Klooga; Germans who helped them and others who did not; mass shooting of the prisoners on September 19, 1944; hiding with her sister in a barrack; witnessing burning of the bodies of the murdered prisoners; being hidden by an Estonian; liberation and hospitalization by Soviet troops; return to Vilna; travel to Germany in mid-1945 with her sister; and emigration to the United States a year and a half later.
    J., Adele, 1924-
    Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Holocaust Oral History Project, 1988
    Interview Date
    March 25, 1988.
    Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Cite As
    Adele J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1112). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Grossman, Marsha, interviewer.
    Peskoe, Arthur, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 38 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Soviet occupation.
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.

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