Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Olga Adler - July 26, 1982


An interview with Olga Adler, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Jonathon Fishbane. Olga Adler was born in Beregszász Czechoslovakia. After the Hungarians invaded Czechoslovakia in 1938, Olga's parents sent her to Budapest where she worked as a clothing model until the Budapest Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps. Olga's life was spared after a failed escape attempt and she lived in several camps until she was sent back to the Budapest ghetto as a nurse to the elderly and insane who had been left there. Olga's immediate family, her father, mother, brother and sister, all perished in forced labor or death camps. Upon liberation, Olga returned to her hometown, got married, and soon left for the United States when the Russians took over their town.

  1. Introduction
  2. Family
  3. Religion
  4. Education
  5. Assimilation
  6. Other Affiliations
  7. Plans for Future
  8. Start of War
  9. Hungarian Takeover
  10. Defining Identity
  11. Restrictions
  12. Restrictions 2
  13. Budapest
  14. Forced Labor Camps
  15. Forced Labor Camps 2
  16. Modeling in Budapest
  17. Life in Budapest
  18. Jewish Friends
  19. Jewish Friends 2
  20. Rumors and Conversion
  21. Bombing in Budapest
  22. Bombing in Budapest 2
  23. Politics
  24. Concentration Camp
  25. Running Away
  26. Punishment for Running Away
  27. Punishment for Running Away 2
  28. Transport and Soldier
  29. Concentration Camp 2
  30. Transport to Budapest Ghetto
  31. Budapest Ghetto
  32. Hungarian Soldiers and Nazis
  33. Budapest Ghetto 2
  34. Religious Beliefs
  35. Going Home
  36. Russians in Budapest
  37. Liberation
  38. Liberation 2
  39. After the War
  40. Leaving Hungary
  41. Leaving Hungary 2
  42. Conclusion

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