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Oral history interview with Agnes Mandl Adachi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.51 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0051

Agnes Adachi (née Mandl), born in 1918 in Budapest, Hungary, describes being the only child in a minimally observant Jewish family; attending a Reformed Church school, where she received some Hebrew instruction; being baptized by a Reformed Church pastor to save her from deportation in 1943; her father being taken away by the Hungarian Arrow Cross and his Christian partner in a textile store appropriating the business; being given asylum in the Swedish Embassy together with many other refugees; helping to distribute Schutzpasses with Raoul Wallenberg; Wallenberg’s wit and daring in dealing with the Arrow Cross and German officers; crediting the Swiss Red Cross as well as the Swedish Red Cross for their aid; being in Sweden in 1945 after the war ended; working with Count Bernadotte as a teacher of refugees; and her memoir, “Child of the Winds: My Mission with Raoul Wallenberg” (Chicago: Adams Press, 1989).

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Adachi, Ms. Agnes Mandl
interview:  1989 July 18
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:10:40
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