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Oral history interview with Agnes Mandl Adachi

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

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    Oral history interview with Agnes Mandl Adachi


    Interview Summary
    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).
    Ms. Agnes M. Adachi
    interview:  1989 July 18
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive conducted the interview with Agnes Mandl Adachi in Philadelphia, PA, on July 18, 1989. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Gratz College on September 30, 1999.
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