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Adam P. testimony 1990

Holocaust Testimony

Object IDAP9007_01_VA
AVT #93
Date of Recording10 July 1990

InterviewerMartz, Fraidie
IntervieweePoliczer, Adam
Duration1h 51m 44.0s
SynopsisAdam P. was born near Miskolc, Hungary on November 11, 1938. He describes his family. His parents converted to Lutherans after their marriage, but his family were openly secular Jews. He recalls that his father immigrated to Chile with the intent that he and his mother would join him; however, the war broke out and they were separated. Adam recalls the German invasion and experiencing sudden tension and antisemitism. He describes staying with a Christian neighbour while his mother and her family moved into the ghetto. He describes being denounced by a neighbour. He recalls transportation to Kecskemét. His foster grandfather rescued him from the camp. He describes going into hiding again. He discusses liberation and returning to Miskolc with his foster family. He describes learning about the deaths of other family members. Adam describes traveling to Chile to reunite with his father. He speaks about political imprisonment in Chile and emigration to Canada as a refugee in 1975.  He discusses never having told his entire story before and his decision to share his experience. 
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RightsVancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance | Holocaust Documentation Project | The University of British Columbia | Consent to Record and Retain Records on file.
NoteTestimony was simultaneously recorded on audio cassette and video cassette.
Other Holding InstitutionsFortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies (repository)
Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.