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Eva B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3416) interviewed by Cathy S. Gelbin and Stefanie Brauer,

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    Videotape testimony of Eva B., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1926. She recounts that her paternal grandfather was a Serbian Romani and her other grandparents Jewish; her parents' communist activism; participation in a communist youth group; her father hiding during an Nazi raid of their house in 1933; his fleeing to Vienna; hiding with her mother and brother; leaving their hiding place and being questioned; release after refusing to reveal any information; she, her mother, and brother, joining her father in Vienna; the Anschluss; observing atrocities against Jews; her parents' arrest and release; emigrating to London via Paris in April 1938; moving to Oxford; attending a Quaker school and other assistance from the Quakers; the outbreak of war; her father's brief internment as an enemy alien; marriage to an Austrian Jew; participating in FOJ, a socialist group; attending Oxford; working as a teacher until 1949; moving with her husband to east Berlin wanting to rebuild a better society; working as a translator and journalist; her son's birth in 1951; antisemitism; her son's interest in Judaism; his emigration to Israel in 1986; and his return after German reunification. Ms. B. notes relatives who were killed in the Holocaust; visiting Auschwitz in 1955; promoting international understanding through journalism; her books dealing with her experiences; receiving reparation payments; and her involvement in the Jewish community. She shows photographs.
    B., Eva, 1926-
    Potsdam, Germany : Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Universität Potsdam, 1996
    Interview Date
    January 26 and January 31, 1996.
    Berlin (Germany)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Paris (France)
    London (England)
    Oxford (England)
    Cite As
    Eva B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3416). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Bräuer, Stefanie, interviewer.
    Gelbin, Cathy S., interviewer.
    Related publication: Im Schatten des Hakenkreuzes : Kindheit und Jugend, 1926-1949 / Eva Brück; mit einem Vorwort von Peter Priskil. -- Freiburg : Ahriman, c1993.
    Related publication: Kleine Ostgeschichten : von vorgestern, gestern und heute / Eva Brück. -- Berlin : Verlag am Park, c1996.
    This testimony is in German.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings (2 hr., 49 min. and 3 hr., 1 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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