Eve C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1285) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Barbara Pelzer
- New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- November 13, 1989.
- 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.
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.