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Adele J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2443) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2443

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Adele J., who was born in Belgium in 1936, the youngest of three children. She recalls the family's unsuccessful attempt to escape to Switzerland after German invasion in 1940; their internments in Rivesaltes, Brens, and Gurs between 1940-1943; her father working as a carpenter and her mother working in the kitchen in Rivesaltes; her father hiding to escape deportation; being smuggled out of Rivesaltes by the OSE into Switzerland with her siblings and other children in June 1943; three months in a detention camp; and living in a children's home. She describes not recognizing her mother when they were reunited with their parents in Brussels; settling in Antwerp; emigrating to the United States in 1958; and attending a gathering of hidden children. She reflects upon her childhood impression of always being surrounded by wire fences and her yearning for freedom.
    Author/Creator
    J., Adele, 1936-
    Published
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
    Interview Date
    May 21, 1992.
    Locale
    Belgium
    Antwerp (Belgium)
    Switzerland
    Brens (France : Internment camp)
    Cite As
    Adele J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2443). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Zeiler, Rivie, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (43 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1094374
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:32:00
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