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Oral history interview with Agnes Mandl Adachi

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0003

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Agnes Mandl Adachi, born on October 26, 1918 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses her childhood and education in Budapest; traveling to Switzerland in 1939 to study French but returning to Budapest in 1940; her memories of antisemitism in Hungary leading up to the German invasion in 1944; her baptism by a Protestant bishop and acquiring false identification papers; her time in protective custody at the Swedish embassy in Budapest; her relationship with Raoul Wallenberg and her memories of his many successful attempts to rescue Jews in Hungary; Wallenberg's dealings with Adolf Eichmann; her flight to Romania to seek help from the Swedish embassy there; her time in a transit camp with German prisoners and displaced persons; her travels throughout Europe after the war; immigrating to Australia and then the United States; and her thoughts on the continuing search for Raoul Wallenberg.

Interviewee
Ms. Agnes M. Adachi
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1990 November 29  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:38:59
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