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Oral history interview with Adele Schreiber

Oral History | Accession Number: 2016.198.46 | RG Number: RG-50.944.0048

Adele Schreiber, born in 1922 in Satu Mare, Romania, discusses her mother’s suicide when Adele was eight months old; being raised as an only child by her father and step-mother; her father, who was Orthodox and cultured; attending a Rumanian school and speaking Rumanian; speaking Hungarian and German at home; her parents speaking Yiddish only when they did not want her to understand; living in a mixed neighborhood; the forced relocation of the Jews in Satu Mare in 1944 into a ghetto; the deportation of all the Jews to Auschwitz; being in Auschwitz a short time before being transferred to Weisswasser with her friend Kati; being sent to Bergen-Belsen and the terrible conditions there; the end of the war and going by boat to Sweden in July 1945; living in Lovön, Sweden; learning Swedish as she worked as a maid for a lawyer; her thoughts on the Jewish community in Sweden; and moving to Stockholm in 1948.


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Interviewee
Adele Schreiber
Interviewer
Carolyn Östberg
Date
interview:  2018 March 29
Geography
creation: Bromma (Sweden)
Language
Swedish
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection