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Eva M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3901) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Frances Proctor Cohen

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3901

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.

Author/Creator
M., Eva, 1932-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1999
Interview Date
June 9, 1999.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4469488
Record last modified: 2012-03-15 14:47:00
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