Edward Adler - A German Jew on Sachsenhausen before the war (57 mins)

Edward Adler, a German Jew, was born in 1910. Interviewed in 1992, he speaks about Hitler’s rise in Germany and the early years of Nazi rule. Because his girlfriend was considered “Aryan”, Adler was arrested for “race defilement” under the anti-Semitic 1935 Nuremberg Laws and sentenced to several months in prison. Because of his “criminal” record, he was rearrested in June 1938, during mass police raids against “asocials” and against “criminal” Jews, and sent to Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg, outside Berlin). Released in September 1938, Adler later emigrated to the Netherlands and on to the US.

Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum