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Eva M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2970) interviewed by Leo Spitzer and Marianne Hirsch,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2970

Videotape testimony of Eva M., who was born in Breslau, Germany (presently Wrocław, Poland) in 1918, one of three sisters. She recalls her family's assimilated lifestyle; attending private school; teaching in a Jewish kindergarten; one sister's emigration to South Africa in 1933; her other sister remaining in Berlin (she was protected as the wife of a non-Jewish judge); participation in Maccabi; her father and future husband's arrests on Kristallnacht; marriage after their release; her husband's emigration to Bolivia; traveling via Genoa to join him in December; her parents not emigrating because they liked and trusted Germans; being treated well in Bolivia; and tension between the pro-Nazi German community and Jewish immigrants. Ms. M. discusses corresponding with her parents until their deportation in January 1943; and learning after the war that they and many relatives were killed in Auschwitz. She shows photographs and documents.

M., Eva, 1918-
La Paz, Bolivia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
March 22, 1995.
Wrocław (Poland)
Genoa (Italy)
4 copies: Hi8 master; Betacam SP dub; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2970). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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