Eva V. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3685) interviewed by Martin Bútora and Zora Bútorová
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
- Interview Date
- June 25 and July 17, 1995.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 1/2 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eva V. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3685). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eva V., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1918. She recounts a great deal of family history; their assimilated lifestyle; visiting her grandparents in Nitra; completing school in 1936; joining a communist organization; moving with her parents to Nitra; marriage to a man from a wealthy orthodox family; anti-Jewish laws; her father's schoolmate, a priest, providing them with back-dated baptismal papers; confiscation of her father-in-law's business and home by the Hlinka guard; working as a domestic in King's Lynn, England in 1939, hoping an English cousin would assist her family's emigration (she did not); returning home; escaping to Budapest from the deportations, with assistance from a non-Jew; her husband and parents joining her; posing as non-Jews using false papers; moving frequently; liberation by Soviet troops; repatriation to Košice; moving to Bratislava; difficulty reclaiming property in Nitra; antisemitic harassment; expulsion of her husband and father from the Communist Party; her husband working in a factory; and his arrest. Ms. V. notes that she considers herself a citizen of the world, and does not identify with a nation or religion. She expresses her gratitude to those who have helped her.