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Eve C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1285) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Barbara Pelzer,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1285

Videotape testimony of Eve C., who was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1921. She recounts moving with her parents to Offenbach; her parents' divorce; moving with her mother to Erfurt; the boycott of her grandparents' store in 1934; disappointment at not being able to join the Hitler Youth; joining a club of German foreigners; her father's emigration to the United States in 1935; her uncle's arrest for being homosexual; brief arrest with her mother during Kristallnacht; emigrating to Great Britain with her mother's encouragement in 1939; and emigration to the United States in 1940. Mrs. C. describes unsuccessful attempts to bring her mother and grandparents to the United States; the Red Cross notification of her grandmother's death; learning through a friend in Budapest that her mother had been deported to Auschwitz in 1943 (she did not survive); returning to Germany in 1958; and ambivalent feelings toward Germans.

C., Eve, 1921-
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
November 13, 1989.
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Offenbach am Main (Germany)
Erfurt (Germany)
Great Britain
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eve C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1285). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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