Adele W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-213) interviewed by Susanna Neumann and Robert Prince
- New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1982
- Interview Date
- October 31, 1982.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Adele W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-213). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Adele W., who was born in Secovce, Czechoslovakia, in 1930, the youngest of thirteen children. She discusses prewar family and religious life in Satu Mare, Romania; ghettoization during German occupation; and her deportation to Auschwitz, where she was separated from her father upon arrival and remained with her sister from May until October, 1943. She recalls the selection during which she was separated from her sister, who was chosen for death, while she was sent with a forced labor transport to Horneburg, where she worked in a factory until her liberation by the Russians. She tells of her postwar reunion with her brother in Bergen-Belsen and her subsequent emigration to the United States. Mrs. W. also speaks of her close relationships with her husband and children; her faith as a source of comfort; and the psychological effects of her wartime experiences, including recurring depression for which she has been hospitalized and continues to take medication.