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Adele B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4452) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Susan Millen,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4452

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    Videotape testimony of Adele B., who was born in Bełchatów, Poland in 1925, the oldest of three sisters. She recalls her large and close extended family; German invasion; working in a factory producing German uniforms, her father thinking it would keep her safe; her deportation with other factory workers to the Łódź ghetto in 1942; deportation to Auschwitz in 1944, then to another camp a few days later; slave labor in a munitions factory; a forced march and train transport to Theresienstadt in April 1945; others helping her because she was one of the youngest; helping a dying friend by giving her sugar to revive her; liberation by Soviet troops; working in the hospital; becoming ill with typhus; a close friend visiting her to say goodbye; insisting on leaving with her friend; traveling to Landsberg displaced persons camp; hospitalization there; meeting her future husband; their wedding in March 1946; her son's birth; her husband's ORT training; emigration to the United States in 1949 to join relatives; and the births of three more children. Ms. B. discusses two trips to Bełchatów with her children and shows photographs.
    B., Adele, 1925-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2013
    Interview Date
    April 16, 2013.
    Bełchatów (Poland)
    Cite As
    Adele B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4452). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rudof, Joanne Weiner, interviewer.
    Millen, Susan, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (56 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.
    Mutual aid.

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