Adele B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-315) interviewed by Sarah Moskovitz
- Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1983
- Interview Date
- October 26, 1983.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP dub; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Adele B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-315). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Adele B., who was born in Bussum, Netherlands in 1937. She recalls uniformed men putting them out of their home in 1942; living with her grandparents in Amsterdam; her grandparents being taken away; placement of her younger brother by a church group, which did not tell them where he was to minimize the danger; her father bringing her to live with a family in Laren; knowing she could not reveal she was Jewish; occasional visits from her mother (her parents hid separately); wonderful care from the older children in her foster home; her foster father bringing her to his sister's home in another town at night after underground warnings of impending searches; living with her parents (her father had escaped from a transport) in a trailer in the woods; liberation by Canadian troops; retrieving her brother (her mother is still close to his foster mother); her mother's depression because so many relatives had been killed; her own shame at being Jewish; emigration to the United States in 1956; and marriage to an Auschwitz survivor. Ms. B. discusses her lost childhood; nervousness; not feeling free due to her experiences; and her husband's supportive understanding.