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Eva G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1127) interviewed by Edmond A. Kulp and Lois Garber

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1127

Videotape testimony of Eva G., who was born in 1923 in Liepāja, Latvia. She recalls secular and Jewish life in Liepāja; attacks on Jews by Latvian Nazis beginning in 1936; Soviet occupation in 1939; loss of the family business and residence; German air raids for a week starting June 22, 1941; German occupation on June 29th; immediate forced labor and mass killings; round-up of her father and grandfather on July 8th (they were shot); ghettoization of the last 860 Jews (out of 9,000) in one square block; and liquidation of the ghetto on Yom Kippur, 1943. Mrs. G. describes transport to Kaiserwald; hard labor under horrendous conditions; transfers to Ereda, Goldfilz and another work camp; transfer by boats to Stutthof; the twenty-four hour operation of the crematorium; transfer to a munitions factory, then Bergen-Belsen; piles of corpses; cannibalism; and liberation by British troops. She remembers recuperation; reunion with her boyfriend in Munich; emigration with her mother (they were together throughout the war) to the United States in June 1949; her son's birth a month later; and her daughter's birth in 1955.

Author/Creator
G., Eva, 1923-
Published
Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Holocaust Oral History Project, 1988
Interview Date
December 8, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1127). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1029486
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