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Eva E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2897) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2897

Videotape testimony of Eva E., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1926. She recalls moving to Mukacheve; close relations with a large, extended family; attending Jewish schools; Hungarian occupation in 1938; helping relatives fleeing from Poland; German occupation in spring 1944; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz; remaining with three cousins; learning about the gas chambers and realizing her mother had been killed; her cousins' help when she was ill; one cousin who "organized" extra food for them; their transfer to Lenzing in November; forced factory labor; being seriously injured; six weeks' hospitalization (she remains partially handicapped from that injury); help from an Austrian worker; liberation by United States troops; traveling to Prague; reunion with her father and brother in Theresienstadt; returning to Mukacheve to retrieve hidden family valuables; theft of the valuables while returning to Prague; learning her father had died; moving to Budapest; her cousin's and brother's emigration to Palestine; remaining to study medicine; learning of her brother's death; moving to Vienna; emigrating to the United States in 1951; and marriage in 1953. Mrs. E. discusses depressions resulting from relatives' deaths; the importance of being with her cousins; her professional life; and family. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
E., Eva, 1926-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
March 10, 1994 and April 14, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2897). 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/4289120
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:19:00
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