Eva M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3901) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Frances Proctor Cohen
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1999
- Interview Date
- June 9, 1999.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eva M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3901). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eva M., who was born in Sosnowiec, Poland in 1932. She tells of her mother's marriage, against her parents' wishes, to a non-Jew who converted to Judaism; her mother's father living with them after her grandmother's death; a close relationship with her grandfather; her mother and grandfather having to wear the yellow star after German invasion; continuing to attend school as a non-Jew; her grandfather being taken in a round-up (she never saw him again); her mother going into hiding; her mother's deportation in 1943; hiding her cousin in her house; her father threatening to denounce them; visiting an aunt in Będzin; her father's drunkenness enabling her to continue hiding her cousin and later her aunt; moving to Katowice with her aunt after the war; living in an orphanage in Pocking displaced persons camp; meeting her future husband; and marriage. Mrs. M. discusses learning her mother had died in Auschwitz; continuing hostility toward her father; never answering his letters, which he sent until his recent death; continuing friendship with a woman from the orphanage; and her daughter's interest in her experiences. She shows photographs.