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Eva M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2532) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2532

Videotape testimony of Eva M., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1922. She recalls increasing antisemitism; anti-Jewish restrictions prohibiting her father's law practice; placement in an orphanage with her sister due to financial difficulties; her mother's arrest in 1935 and two-year incarceration resulting from her father's smuggling (he remained in Luxembourg); joining her father (her sister remained behind); their move to Brussels; her mother and sister joining them in 1937; German invasion in 1940; her father's arrest in 1942; working for a lawyer; arrest with her mother and sister; deportation to Malines; her release due to intervention from her employer; his arrest shortly thereafter; obtaining false papers from Belgian friends; receiving her mother's note thrown from a deportation train (her sister remained in Malines); her sister's transfer to a hospital to give birth; visiting her there; liberation by United States troops; working for Allied media groups; her sister's and niece's emigration to the United States in 1947 and hers in 1949 with assistance from HIAS; and marriage in 1954. Mrs. M. discusses the importance of luck; many helpful people; gradually realizing her parents would not return; and visits to Belgium and Berlin. She shows documents and photographs.

Author/Creator
M., Eva, 1922-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
February 9, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2532). 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/4287809
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:03:00
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