Eva H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1713) interviewed by Brenda Steifel and Gabriele Schiff,
Videotape testimony of Eva H., who was born in Stettin, Germany (presently Szczecin, Poland) in 1934. She recounts her maternal grandfather was not Jewish; plans to emigrate to Cuba (they had tickets for the ship following the St. Louis); her father's privileged position as a physician and wounded World War I veteran; deportation to Lublin in February 1940; bringing her nursemaid as an adopted daughter which saved her; transfer to Bychawa; receiving packages from her grandparents who remained in Stettin; deportation to the Bełźyce ghetto; hiding during a round-up; transfer to Budzyń in May 1943; extra protection because her father treated the SS; public hangings; transfer to Wieliczka, then Płaszów; transfer with her mother to Auschwitz, then Ravensbrück; forced labor at a Siemans factory; a forced march; abandonment by their guards; liberation by Soviet troops; her mother's hospitalization; traveling to Stettin in July; reunion with her father and grandparents; all of them fleeing to Berlin; emigration to the United States; and her father's death in January 1947. Ms. H. discusses camp life; prisoners helping each other; pretending to be older; and death as an everyday part of life. She shows photographs and documents.
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
- Interview Date
- November 11, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eva H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1713). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.