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Eva G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1865) interviewed by Rayzl Kalifowicz-Waletsky

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1865

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.

Author/Creator
G., Eva, 1925-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
October 23, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
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.