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Oral history interview with Gerald Adler

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

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.

Interviewee
Gerald S. Adler
Date
1985 March 21  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from the Gratz College Hebrew Education Society
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