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Adrienne K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-931) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Naomi Tamerin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-931

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.

Author/Creator
K., Adrienne, 1923-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
Interview Date
June 4, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/967649
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