Eva L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2324) interviewed by Raya C. Schapiro
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1993
- Interview Date
- January 31, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eva L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2324). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eva L., who was born in Reichenberg (Liberec), Czechoslovakia in 1933. She recalls her affluent family; vacationing in Belgium in 1938; moving to Prague with her parents in September; attending Jewish school; a last visit to her maternal grandparents; smuggling themselves into Hungary in 1939; six weeks in Budapest in her aunt's home; separation from her parents, when they were arrested while illegally entering Yugoslavia using false papers; telling the guards, as instructed, that she was Catholic; her release; brief stays in Zagreb and Mitrovica; attending school in Ruma; her parents obtaining visas to the United States; traveling by boat from Sofia to Odesa in February 1941, then by train to Moscow and Vladivostok, and by boat to Kōbe, Japan. Mrs. L. describes sightseeing in Tokyo and Kyoto while waiting for the ship, and traveling from Yokohama to San Francisco. She discusses anxiety about separation from her parents; the trauma of learning that most of her relatives were killed; her parents' insistence that she be educated and have a career; and her desire to protect her parents.