Eva T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2208) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 13, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- T., Eva, Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2208). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eva T., who was born in Sombor, Yugoslavia in 1926. She recalls Hungarian occupation in April 1941; attending school; her father's forced labor; German invasion in March 1944; her father's arrest; arrest with her mother in April; transfer to Baja, Bačka Topola, then Auschwitz/Birkenau; a deep sense of humiliation; becoming numb; hospitalization; daily visits by Josef Mengele; her mother's block chief arranging transfer to their barrack; slave labor sorting prisoners' belongings; transfer to another barrack; digging trenches; a three week hospitalization; friendship with a French prisoner; her mother's selection for death; transfer to Bergen-Belsen, remaining with a friend from Sombor; seeing Josef Kramer; transfer to Braunschweig; clearing bombing rubble; receiving extra food from a German overseer; transfer to a medical camp, then Ravensbrück; evacuation by foot in April 1945; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home three months later; and reunion with her father. Mrs. T. discusses the sadistic camp officials; the importance of camp friends to her survival; loneliness at liberation; nightmares due to her experiences; and the significance to her of remembering those who were killed.