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Evelyn E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1791) interviewed by Edith Bayme and Barbara Pelzer,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1791

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    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.
    E., Evelyn, 1934-
    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)
    Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
    Otwock (Poland)
    Sródborów (Poland)
    Bytom (Poland)
    Paris (France)
    Montréal (Québec)
    Cite As
    Evelyn E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1791). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Bayme, Edith, interviewer.
    Pelzer, Barbara, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (35 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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