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Eva K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-316) interviewed by Sarah Moskovitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-316

Videotape testimony of Eva K., who was born in Cluj, Romania in 1936. She describes her close-knit, extended family; moving to Budapest; her father's conscription for forced labor; being sent to her grandparents in Transylvania; returning to Budapest; hiding with neighbors; and capture with her mother when they attempted to escape using false papers. Mrs. K. recounts transfer to a brickyard; separation from her mother while marching to Germany (she never saw her again); another woman caring for her; feeling isolated in Ravensbrück because no one spoke Hungarian and she was the only child; the humiliation of having to stand naked at roll call; transport to Bergen-Belsen; seeing mountains of corpses; a woman caring for her; and stealing food from the kitchen. She recounts liberation; hospitalization due to typhus; joining other children from Bergen-Belsen in Sweden where they were well treated; losing a ring her mother had given her; returning to Hungary after learning her father had survived; emigration to the United States due to the Hungarian uprising in 1957; reluctance to share her experience with her children; and recurring nightmares.

Author/Creator
K., Eva, 1936-
Published
Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1984
Interview Date
February 29, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
1 copy: 1/2 in. VHS.
Cite As
Eva K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-316). 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/1058014
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:09:00
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