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Oral history interview with Gerald Adler

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.27 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0027

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    Oral history interview with Gerald Adler


    Interview Summary
    Gerald Adler, born June 27, 1925 in Elmshorn, Germany, describes growing up in a middle-class Orthodox Jewish family; moving to Berlin, Germany, where he attended school until 1938; his father losing his job after Hitler came to power; the effects of the Nuremberg laws on German Jews; Kristallnacht and his father being arrested and sent to Sachsenhausen; his father’s release after two months when his wife secured passage to Trinidad; working on Hachsharah farms near Hamburg, Germany from 1939 to 1941; rejoining his family in Berlin; how in 1943 their immigration to Trinidad was stopped and his family was deported to Theresienstadt; his work in the camp; working at Wulkow concentration camp in the forest; prayer and religion in the camp; being returned to Theresienstadt; being liberated and going to a displaced persons camp in Germany; and arriving in the United States on May 21, 1946.
    Gerald S. Adler
    interview:  1985 March 21
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Adler, Gerald, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive conducted the interview with Gerald Adler in Philadelphia, Pa., on March 21, 1985. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Gratz College on September 22, 1998.
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