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Oral history interview with Mayer Adler

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0005

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    Oral history interview with Mayer Adler


    Interview Summary
    Mayer Adler, born on October 6, 1929 in Berezovo, Czechoslovakia (now in Ukraine), describes his family; his memories of antisemitism before World War II; the Hungarian occupation of Czechoslovakia after 1941; the German invasion in 1944; going into hiding near Berezovo in order to avoid deportation; his family's time in a ghetto in Khust, Ukraine; his deportation with his family to Auschwitz; the separation from his parents and brothers in Auschwitz; his transfer to the Kaufering concentration camp; his experiences with typhoid fever and malnutrition in the camps; his liberation by American troops from a concentration camp in Germany in April 1945; spending time in a military hospital after liberation; returning to Czechoslovakia and reuniting with relatives after the war; moving to Romania and Germany and attempting to immigrate to Israel; his immigration to the United States with aid from the US Children's Committee in 1947; eventually moving to Cleveland, Ohio; and his service in the US Army during the Korean War and with the army intelligence unit in Germany in the 1950s.
    Mayer Adler
    interview:  1991 April 24
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview cannot be used for sale in the Museum Shop. Interview cannot be used by a third party for creation of a work for commercial purposes.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Adler, Mayer, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Mayer Adler in April 1991.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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