Evelyn E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1791) interviewed by Edith Bayme and Barbara Pelzer,
Videotape testimony of Evelyn E., who was born in Poland in 1934. She recounts staying with her grandparents in Ostrów Mazowiecka in 1939; German invasion; their escape to Zaréby Kościelne; deportation to a village by Soviet authorities; her grandfather's brief imprisonment; moving to Tashkent several years later; her grandfather's death from starvation; moving to a kolkhoz; placement in an orphanage; running away to return to her grandmother; their return to Tashkent; placement in another orphanage; attending school; their repatriation to Poland in 1946; living in orphanages in Otwock and Sródborów; an uncle arriving to claim her; living in an orphanage in her uncle's town, then a Jewish orphanage in Bytom; moving to Paris with her uncle and grandmother; emigration to Montréal in 1950, then the United States. Mrs. E. discusses choosing to live in orphanages due to common bonds with the children there; learning her parents and siblings had perished; sharing her experiences with her children; her son's and husband's deaths; and hoping others will not suffer as she has. She shows photographs.
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- April 15, 1991.
Ostrów Mazowiecka (Poland)
Zaręby Kościelne (Poland)
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Evelyn E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1791). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.