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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-359

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    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)
    Cite As
    Eva L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-359). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 5 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Nuremberg laws.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.

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