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Oral history interview with Adele Mendelsohn

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

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    Oral history interview with Adele Mendelsohn


    Interview Summary
    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
    Peter Ryan
    interview:  1996 March 27
    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

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    Restrictions on access. Interview is available onsite at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum only.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview is viewable onsite at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum only.

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    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Adele Mendelsohn on March 27, 1996. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Archives in April 2003.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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