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Oral history interview with Mayer Adler

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0005

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.


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Interviewee
Mayer Adler
Date
interview:  1991 April 24
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:29:36
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