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Eva G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2968) interviewed by Leo Spitzer and Marianne Hirsch,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2968

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Eva G., who was born in Breslau, Germany (presently Wrocław, Poland) in 1928. Ms. G. recounts her father's parents were Jewish, but he had been baptized, and her mother was a German Christian; their divorce in 1935; joining the Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM); her father's arrest in 1938 for marrying a non-Jewish German; his release and emigration to Bolivia in 1940; her paternal grandmother's deportation to Theresienstadt (she never saw her again); expulsion from the BDM and school in 1942 due to the Nuremberg laws; mandatory domestic work for a year; assignment to a labor camp for children of mixed marriages in August 1944; occasional visits home; deserting an evacuation march in January 1945; fleeing to Cottbus, then to relatives in Dresden; reunion with her mother in February; arrival of United States troops in April 1945; resuming her studies; living in Jena; receiving payments as a "victim of fascism"; attending university; moving to several cities; and emigrating to join her father in Boliva in April 1948. Ms. G. shows documents.
    Author/Creator
    G., Eva, 1928-
    Published
    La Paz, Bolivia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    March 21, 1995.
    Locale
    Germany
    Wrocław (Poland)
    Dresden (Germany)
    Cottbus (Germany)
    Jena (Germany)
    Cite As
    Eva G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2968). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Spitzer, Leo, interviewer.
    Hirsch, Marianne, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in German.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Copies
    4 copies: Hi8 master; Betacam SP dub; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (58 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Nuremburg laws.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297123
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:45:00
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