Eva L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1443) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein,
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.
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1990
- Interview Date
- May 2, 1990.
Ryki (Lublin, Poland)
Janowiec (Lublin, Poland)
Zwoleń (Radom, Poland)
Prague (Czech Republic)
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eva L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1443). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.