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Eva L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-359) interviewed by Marilyn Goodman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-359

Videotape testimony of Eva L., who was born in approximately 1913. She recounts living in Berlin; her father's death in World War I; training as an analytic chemist; not finding employment in her field due to antisemitism; her sister's emigration to Palestine; the impact of the Nuremberg laws; her mother's visit to her sister in 1936; marriage in March 1938; her husband's emigration to Shanghai; visiting her sister briefly in Haifa; emigrating to Shanghai via Marseille (her mother remained in Germany); her husband's economic success; her daughter's birth in 1939; Japanese occupation in 1941; ghettoization in 1943; sending packages to British friends in Japanese camps; learning after the war that her mother did not survive; traveling with other refugees to the United States in 1950; three weeks on Ellis Island because they were "stateless"; being returned to Germany; living in a refugee camp in Bremen; kind treatment from the mayor; working for the Joint; and emigration to the United States in 1952. Ms. L. discusses life in the Hongkew ghetto and her emotional attachment to China, especially Shanghai.

L., Eva, 1913?-
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
July 10, 1984.
Berlin (Germany)
Haifa (Israel)
Marseille (France)
Shanghai (China)
Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Bremen (Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-359). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.