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Adele W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-213) interviewed by Susanna Neumann and Robert Prince,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-213

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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    W., Adele, 1930-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1982
    Interview Date
    October 31, 1982.
    Locale
    Romania
    Satu Mare (Harghita)
    Satu Mare (Romania : Județ)
    Secǒvce (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Adele W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-213). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Neumann, Susanna, interviewer.
    Prince, Robert, interviewer.
    Notes
    Unpublished finding aid available in repository; 1/2 in. VHS is linked to finding aid by time coding.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616871
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
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