Adele W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2558) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman and Constantine Limperis
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- June 16, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Adele W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2558). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Adele W., who was born in Będzin, Poland in 1922, the oldest of eight children. She recalls German invasion in 1939; round-ups of Jews; forced relocation to another home; hiding in a storage room with her family during round-ups; ghettoization; hiding in a bunker during a major round-up; hearing shooting in the streets; leaving the bunker to join her father when he was caught; detention in the ghetto; separation from her father; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; meeting two aunts and a cousin; forced labor in a munitions factory; giving extra food from her aunt to a friend; the death march to Ravensbrück, then Malchow, beginning in January 1945; continuing death marches; being beaten for trying to find food; escaping with her friends; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Katowice with Soviet soldiers, then to Austria with help from Haganah; meeting her future husband; moving to Naples, then Bacoli; joining a Mizrachi group; emigrating to Palestine in 1946; marriage in 1947; and emigrating to the United State twelve years later. Mrs. W. emphasizes her important friendships in the camps.