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Camillo Adler papers

Document | Accession Number: 2009.403.2

The collection consists of three manuscripts written by Camillo Adler between 1943-1945. Der Käfig (The Cage), in German, is a semi-autobiographical work related to life in Vienna in the 1920s. Mensch ohne Heimat (Man Without a Country), in German with an English translation, is an autobiographical work related to Adler's life in Lyon, France, from the outbreak of World War II to his enlistment in the French Foreign Legion. It was originally published as a serial in a Swiss newspaper. Ich bin ein Fluechtling (I am a Refugee), in German with an English translation, is an account of Adler's experiences escaping with his family from Lyon into Switzerland, and life in Swiss refugee and labor camps. The manuscripts were later discovered by his son Michel, who translated and published Mensch ohne Heimat and Ich bin ein Fluechtling together in English under the title I am a Refugee in 2012.

The accretion consists of the German passports of Camillo’s parents Moritz and Sara Adler; a tracing document regarding the deportation of Ludwig and Marie Kraus, the parents of Camillo’s wife Martha Adler, from Vienna to Theresienstadt; a letter from Ludwig and Marie to Camillo and Martha written in 1942; and a photograph postcard sent to Martha.

inclusive:  1938-1947
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michel Adler
Record last modified: 2023-05-30 12:38:50
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