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Oral history interview with Adele Mendelsohn

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

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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.

Adele Mendelsohn
1996 March 27  (interview)
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:21:14
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