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Oral history interview with Martin Radley

Oral History | Accession Number: 1993.A.0088.1 | RG Number: RG-50.002.0001

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

Martin Radley, born in 1924 in Beuthen, Germany (Bytom, Poland), describes his childhood; encountering antisemitism in 1933; attending Hebrew day school; his experiences during Kristallnacht; traveling to England as part of the Kindertransport; his host family in London's West End; the death of his parents and extended family in Beuthen at the hands of the Germans; his induction into the British Army in 1943; changing his name on the advice of his superior officer; his service as a translator; his contact with survivors from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp; hearing about the death march from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen; assisting a rabbi chaplain at Jewish funerals; his experience watching survivors beat a Kapo; the assistance of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid and Sheltering Society to survivors of Bergen-Belsen; getting married to a Czech survivor and adopting her son; their two sons born after the war; immigrating to the United States in 1951; his wife's death in 1961; his conversations about the Holocaust with his children; and his feelings toward Jewish policemen and Kapos. Also contains photographs of Martin Radley in 1939 and 1993.

Interviewee
Martin Radley
Interviewer
Joseph J. Preil
Date
1992 December 17  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University
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