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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2968

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.
Language
German
Copies
4 copies: Hi8 master; Betacam SP dub; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2968). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297123
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