Eva M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2970) interviewed by Leo Spitzer and Marianne Hirsch
- La Paz, Bolivia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- March 22, 1995.
- 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.
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.