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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1443

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.

Author/Creator
L., Eva, 1922-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1990
Interview Date
May 2, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4295067
Record last modified: 2013-11-11 11:59:00
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