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Eva P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1677) interviewed by Lya Dyn Rosenblum and Louis Rosenblum

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1677

Videotape testimony of Eva P., who was born in Danzig in 1929. She remembers an affluent childhood prior to 1938; anti-Jewish regulations forcing her father to cease practicing medicine; Hitler's visit to Danzig; having to attend Jewish school; her father's brief arrest in winter 1939; leaving for Marseille on July 27 with her parents; embarking by ship for Shanghai; during a stop in Hong Kong, her father's brief internment as a "German enemy" by the British; his release due to intervention by the local Jewish community; continuing to Shanghai; attending a British school; replacement of the British staff by Japanese in 1942; ghettoization; overcrowding, hunger, and epidemics; working at a child care center; isolation from any outsiders or news; Allied bombings in the summer of 1945; liberation by United States troops; learning her father's family had all been killed; her parents' return to Germany; her emigration to the United States in 1947; and marriage to a man she had met in Shanghai. Mrs. P. discusses her children's incredulity at what she has lived through.

Author/Creator
P., Eva 1929-
Published
Wilmette, Ill, : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1991
Interview Date
April 28, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1677). 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/4284077
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 18:38:00
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