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Eva J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2006) interviewed by Ilana Abramovitch

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2006

Videotape testimony of Eva J., who was born in Lwów, Poland in 1931. She recalls living in Rava-Rusʹka; her father moving to France due to antisemitism; she and her mother joining him in Paris in 1935; her father's enlistment when the war began; fleeing to with her mother to Lisieux; returning to Paris; German invasion in June 1940; her father moving to the unoccupied zone; being smuggled with her mother to join him in Valence; benign Italian occupation; German invasion; being hidden in a remote village for three months, pretending to be Catholic; returning to her mother; her sister's birth in 1943; visiting her father in hiding; his resistance activities in the Forces françaises de l'intérieur; liberation by United States troops; working as a teacher; a visit to the United States in 1954; marriage to an American; and bringing her sister and parents to the U.S. Mrs. J. discusses her father's friend who saved them among 200 Jews. She shows photographs and discusses her parents' bitterness and belief that everyone is antisemitic.

J., Eva, 1931-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
February 20, 1992.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Eva J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2006). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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