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Eva C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2106) interviewed by Elliot Perry

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2106

Videotape testimony of Eva C., who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1926. She recounts her parents' separation; moving to Brezno with her mother; living with her maternal grandparents; visiting her father twice annually (he was a physician); belonging to Hashomer Hatzair; visiting cousins with whom she is still close; her father's emigration to England in 1939; increasingly severe antisemitic restrictions after Slovak independence, including having to move; her aunt's deportation on the first transport in 1942; receiving a note she had thrown from the train warning them not to follow; her mother deciding to illegally enter Hungary; assistance from her grandfather's non-Jewish employee; a painful parting from her grandparents (she never saw them again); briefly staying with relatives in Lucenec; traveling to Budapest; moving frequently; obtaining false papers through an uncle; increased danger after German occupation; another aunt joining them; liberation by Soviet troops in January 1944; returning to Brezno to seek relatives (no one survived); moving to Bratislava; attending medical school for two years; emigration with her mother to join her father in 1949; marriage to a Slovak emigré in 1953; and her daughter's birth. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
C., Eva, 1926-
Published
London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
Interview Date
November 11, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2106). 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/4286390
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