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Oral history interview with Lotte Adelson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1052 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1052

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Lotte Adelson (née Frankl), born on November 24, 1925 in Vienna, Austria, describes her childhood in Vienna; attending a public school and later an all-girls institution; the Anschluss in March 1938; her father's detention in a work camp for a week; her memories of Kristallnacht; taking a train with her family to Genoa, Italy, where they boarded a ship headed for the United States (October 1939); her father's temporary detention in Gibraltar by French officials; her family's journey to New York, NY and San Francisco, CA; their adjustment to life in the United States; her marriage to an American named Marvin Adelson; relocating to Israel in 1950, only to return three months later due to bad living conditions and food scarcity; returning to the United States and becoming a nurse; and her two daughters.

Lotte Adelson
Simon Levine
Gail Moscoso
1996 August 08  (interview)
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
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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