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Eva L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1443) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1443

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    Videotape testimony of Eva L., who was born in Ryki, Poland in 1922, the oldest of seven children. She recounts moving to Janowiec in 1925; attending public school; antisemitic harassment; brief hospitalization in Warsaw; caring for her family when her mother was ill; German invasion in 1939; anti-Jewish restrictions and harassment; forced labor; deportation to Zwoleń; separation from her parents and siblings (she never saw them again); deportation to Skarżysko-Kamienna; slave labor in a HASAG munitions factory; a Polish civilian worker giving her food and bringing messages from her father; learning the Jews in Zwoleń had been deported; hospitalization; a friend warning her of an imminent selection; two women giving birth; transfer to Leipzig in 1944; a death march; she and others refusing to continue (those that went with the Germans were shot); liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Kraków; not finding any surviving relatives; thoughts of suicide; marriage to a survivor; traveling to Prague; living in Landsberg displaced persons camp; her daughter's birth and death about a year later; emigration to the United States in 1950; the births of her sons; her husband's death; and remarriage. Ms. L. notes not sharing her experiences with her children.
    L., Eva, 1922-
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1990
    Interview Date
    May 2, 1990.
    Ryki (Lublin, Poland)
    Janowiec (Lublin, Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Zwoleń (Radom, Poland)
    Kraków (Poland)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Eva L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1443). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 38 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Mutual aid.
    Childbirth in concentration camps.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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