Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Olga Adler - July 26, 1982


And um, now what were your initial changes in your daily routine? How did, once the trouble began how did your daily routine change? What kind of changes did you go through?

An awful lot of changes. First of all, we couldn't go freely on the streets because my parents were afraid for us children to go on the street to be, especially young girls. My brother didn't work in the bank anymore, by the way. He... You see, this, hazy my memory already because these were such, so many changes that you didn't have time to get used to one change and then another one came already. I think he left the bank and he went to ano... a small town someplace, at a small town to work, something which I don't remember. Ah, some type of an office work, something. My father didn't work anymore. And later on he established a... See this, you have to be European to know about he had to, like, for instance if somebo... somebody uh, somebody—how should I explain?—a big firm wanted to know something about a smaller firm in our city or in a small city or something, some information...


financial business informations or you had to go to the offices to look up something, you know. So, then you send them in and they send money for it. And that was a mail order something, which was pretty good because you needed business information. Nothing uh, bad or anything, but as businesses go, they had to, uh... I, I don't know.

Yes, like a credit report.

Some kind of something. I don't, I was a little girl, I didn't understand too much about these things. I just know that lots of letters came and then they, they paid with stamps, I remember that too.

What kind of stamps?

Stamps what you get ??? stamps that you can sell and uh, get money for something.

Oh, I see.

I don't know. I just, I don't know why it was, I just remember that it was.


If I, if I recollected, recollected correct... correctly, I don't remember.


And, uh...

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