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Eva G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3691) interviewed by Peter Salner

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3691

Videotape testimony of Eva G., who was born in Oradea, Romania in 1923. She recalls her happy childhood in Bratislava; observing Jewish holidays; attending a German school; religious instruction by a Jewish teacher; German occupation in March 1939; harassment by Hitler Youth; transferring to business school; making corsets to support herself; antisemitic restrictions; avoiding round-ups when her home was quarantined because she had rubella; a warning of an imminent round-up; illegally traveling to Budapest in 1942; living with her uncle's family; denunciation as an illegal immigrant; deportation orders; remaining and working as a non-Jewish au pair for a German family; denunciation and arrest; release after convincing the police she was Hungarian; living with a family in X. Kerület (Kőbànya); German occupation in 1944; smuggling herself to Sered ̕and Bratislava; obtaining false papers; living with a German family; denunciation; convincing a German soldier she was not Jewish; evacuation with two friends to Sajdikove Humence; liberation by Soviet troops; and returning to Bratislava. Mrs. G. notes that her parents and younger brother were deported and killed in 1942; surviving due to luck and help from acquaintances; and difficulty sharing her experience with her children, who want to know about it.

G., Eva, 1923-
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
Interview Date
August 7, 1995.
3 copies: VHS submaster; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3691). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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