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Oral history interview with Adele Mendelsohn

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.637 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0637

The interview describes Ms. Mendelsohn's childhood in Cologne, Germany, her experiences as a child with antisemitism, and her memories of Kristallnacht. She describes her experiences and emotions while being sent into hiding in Amsterdam by her parents. She describes life in hiding, raids by the Nazis, and the kindness of non-Jewish people who hid her. She describes the aftermath of the war, the loss of her parents, her decision to immigrate to the United States to live with relatives, and her life after the war.

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Interviewee
Adele Mendelsohn
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Date
interview:  1996 March 27
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-22 11:34:23
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