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Eva S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2282) interviewed by Myra Katz and Roshie Bush

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2282

Videotape testimony of Eva S., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1934. She speaks of her sheltered childhood in a middle-class, orthodox home; German occupation in March 1944; anti-Jewish measures; clandestinely observing holidays and conducting services at home; her father's being "taken away" (they never saw him again); moving with her mother and sister to a Swedish safe house established by Raoul Wallenberg; her uncle bringing potatoes during the bombing of Budapest; Raoul Wallenberg delivering food; crowded conditions; never feeling safe; and the deportation of the occupants of another safe house on the same street. Mrs. S. describes liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945; returning to their apartment; difficulties under the Communist regime; exclusion from attending university because she was Jewish; escaping to Austria following the revolution of 1956; living in Switzerland; and emigrating to the United States.

Author/Creator
S., Eva, 1934-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1992
Interview Date
May 14, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
Eva S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2282). 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/1091680
Record last modified: 2013-11-05 13:49:00
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