Adrienne K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-931) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Naomi Tamerin
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
- Interview Date
- June 4, 1987.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub.; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Adrienne K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-931). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Adrienne K., who was born in Cluj, Romania in 1923. This testimony includes virtually all of the information in an earlier interview (HVT-199). Additional topics discussed include her pain at learning details of the killing process at Auschwitz, where her family perished; detailed descriptions of the work she did there in a munitions factory and the camp "hospital"; and hiding in the hospital while ill with typhus to avoid deportation to a death camp. She tells of her postwar position as administrator of a hospital in Waldenburg (Wałbrzych); her return to her home town; her marriage; the birth of her first child in 1947; and the completion of her medical education in 1958. She recounts emigrating to Israel in 1959; her move to the United States in 1961; and her career development and family changes since then. She also speaks of becoming more open about her wartime experiences and her upcoming visit to Auschwitz.