Eva G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1865) interviewed by Rayzl Kalifowicz-Waletsky
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- October 23, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eva G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1865). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eva G., who was born in Satu Mare, Romania in 1925. She recalls attending secular, Jewish, and Catholic schools; her father's emigration to the United States, one of his brothers to Mexico, and the other to Paris; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish laws including expulsion from school; attending a Jewish school in Oradea; returning to Satu Mare; working as a tutor; German occupation in March 1944; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; avoiding selections in order to stay with her mother; their separation in October (she never saw her again); transfer to Hainichen; slave labor in a Framo-Werke GMBH munitions factory; transfer to Theresienstadt; liberation in May 1945; returning to Satu Mare; moving to Bucharest to join her aunt and uncle; hearing from her father; moving to Prague, then Paris; emigrating to Tampico, Mexico with assistance from HIAS to join an uncle, then to the United States five years later; reunion with her father; and marriage to a survivor. Ms. G. discusses alliances in the camps which are strong even today and wounds which have never quite healed.