Oral History Interview with Agnes Adachi

Agnes Adachi (née Mandl), born in 1918 in Budapest, Hungary, describes being the only child in a minimally observant Jewish family; attending a Reformed Church school, where she received some Hebrew instruction; being baptized by a Reformed Church pastor to save her from deportation in 1943; her father being taken away by the Hungarian Arrow Cross and his Christian partner in a textile store appropriating the business; being given asylum in the Swedish Embassy together with many other refugees; helping to distribute Schutzpasses with Raoul Wallenberg; Wallenberg’s wit and daring in dealing with the Arrow Cross and German officers; crediting the Swiss Red Cross as well as the Swedish Red Cross for their aid; being in Sweden in 1945 after the war ended; working with Count Bernadotte as a teacher of refugees; and her memoir, “Child of the Winds: My Mission with Raoul Wallenberg” (Chicago: Adams Press, 1989).

Date: 07/18/1989
Interviewer: Nora Levin
Interviewee: Agnes Adachi
Language: English
Subject: Baptism.
Holocaust survivors' writings.
Holocaust survivors.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives.
Jewish women in the Holocaust.
World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Hungary.
World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Rescue--Hungary.
World War, 1939-1945--War work--Hungary.
World War, 1939-1945--War work--Sweden.
Women--Personal narratives.
Budapest (Hungary)
Adachi, Agnes.
Wallenberg, Raoul, 1912-1947.
Nyilaskeresztes Párt.
Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Schweizerisches Rotes Kreuz.
Svenska röda korset.
Location: Budapest, Hungary
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