Adele B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4452) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Susan Millen
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2013
- Interview Date
- April 16, 2013.
- 3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Adele B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4452). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.