Adele R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4446) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2011
- Interview Date
- July 28, 2011.
- 3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Adele R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4446). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Adele R., who was born in Hajduböszörmény, Hungary in 1931, the fifth of seven children. She recalls antisemitic harassment in school; ghettoization in 1944; draft of her father and two older brothers into a slave labor battalion; transfer with her family to a brick factory in Debrecen, then to Strasshof; slave labor shoveling snow and coal; her mother bringing them extra food; fasting on Yom Kippur; a forced march to Mauthausen; piles of corpses and starvation; transfer to Gunskirchen; liberation by United States troops; hospitalization; escaping with others to find their families; entering a Red Cross camp; reunion with her mother and siblings; living in Wels displaced persons camp; returning to Hajduböszörmény; reunion with her father and older brothers; traveling to Vienna; living in Salzburg displaced persons camp; moving to Paris; emigration to join her father's father in the United States in 1949; assistance from the Joint; marriage to a Hungarian survivor; and the births of four daughters. Ms. R. discusses her orthodoxy and continuing faith in God; reluctance to share her story with her children (her husband did); and participating in a survivors' club. She shows photographs and documents.