Eva V. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2254) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- November 4, 1993.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eva V. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2254). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eva V., who was born in 1922 in Oradea Mare, Romania. She recalls her family's high position in local society; their sense of Hungarian identity; graduation from a convent school in 1939; Hungarian occupation; compulsory service for Jewish men in Hungarian labor battalions; the Gestapo commandeering their home; living with her grandfather in the ghetto; refusing to leave her family to escape to Romania; her grandfather's death; and deportation to Auschwitz. Mrs. V. recounts separation from her parents, whom she never saw again; transfer to Kaiserwald, Danzig and Stutthof; forced labor; constant killings and deaths, including her sister; telling stories to entertain other prisoners; learning from Jewish partisans of approaching Soviet troops; remaining behind after the camp's evacuation; escaping after an SS soldier killed her cousin and thought he had killed her too; and liberation in January 1945. Mrs. V. describes recuperating in Deutsch Eylau and Tambov; returning to Oradea Mare; marriage; her daughter's birth; confiscation of the family factory; and emigrating to Israel in 1961. She notes the importance of her daughter and her grandchildren in her life.