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Oral history interview with Esthy Adler

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.549.01.0003

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.


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Interviewee
Esthy Adler
Interviewer
Madelyn Schwartz
Date
interview:  1995 November 15
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:46:52
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