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Oral history interview with Esthy Adler

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.549.01.0003

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Esthy Adler discusses living in a children’s home in Barbizon, France after liberation from a concentration camp; being adopted by a French family and moving to Paris at age eleven; receiving an education in Paris; going to live with the Katz family and then the Lehman family and being declared a legal adult at age seventeen; meeting her American husband, Jim Adler, while visiting Germany; moving to New York City with her husband and working for the French Film Office while he worked for NBC; moving to Washington, DC and helping her husband start and run a business that collected and indexed congressional records; working for the United Nations representative from Laos; starting a publishing company with her husband; travelling extensively; becoming involved with community projects and organizations; confronting and processing her Holocaust experiences and confirming her memories with research; and understanding how her experiences have influenced her religious identity, worldview, social interactions, and her relationship with her two children.

Interviewee
Esthy Adler
Date
1995 November 15  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:39:12
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