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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-316

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    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.
    K., Eva, 1936-
    Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1984
    Interview Date
    February 29, 1984.
    Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Eva K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-316). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Moskovitz, Sarah, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    1 copy: 1/2 in. VHS.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 23 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar experiences.
    Mutual aid.
    Hungarian occupation.
    False papers.
    Child survivors.
    Postwar effects.

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