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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1677

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    China
    Shanghai
    Gdańsk (Poland)
    Marseille (France)
    Shanghai (China)
    Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
    Hong Kong (China)
    Cite As
    Eva P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1677). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rosenblum, Lya Dyn, interviewer.
    Rosenblum, Louis, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 32 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284077
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:26:00
    This page:
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