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Eve B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2245) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2245

Videotape testimony of Eve B., who was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1935. She recalls the round-up of Jews; being sent with her parents to Gurs in October 1940; horrible food and mud; her father's transfer to Les Milles; her mother asking an older girl to take care of her after leaving Gurs for a children's home run by nuns in Aspet; letters and gifts from her parents; brief visits from her father; loneliness; leaving France from Marseille in June 1942; saying goodbye to her parents (she never saw them again); sailing to the United States via Lisbon and Casablanca; briefly living with her uncle's family in New York; placements in several foster homes through the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies; difficulties adjusting to her parents' absence; attending a therapeutic boarding school in Topeka; moving to New York; marriage and children; and becoming a social worker. Mrs. B. discusses her sense of connection to her family not to a place; recently discovering her parents' names in Serge Klarsfeld's book; visiting Mannheim; her younger son's accidental death; her children's interest in her experiences; and membership in the Hidden Child group. She shows photographs, documents, and objects from her past.

Author/Creator
B., Eve, 1935-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
January 4, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub;band 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eve B. Testimony (HVT-2245). 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/4287059
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 18:58:00
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