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Adele B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-315) interviewed by Sarah Moskovitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-315

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.

Author/Creator
B., Adele, 1937-
Published
Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1983
Interview Date
October 26, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4293407
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:39:00
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