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Oral history interview with Mayer Adler

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0005

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

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.

Interviewee
Mayer Adler
Date
1991 April 24  (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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