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Eva and Carl S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-102) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-102

Videotape testimony of Eva S., who was born in Debrecen, Hungary and her husband Carl S., who was born in Breslau, Germany. Mrs. S. describes her and her family's journey by cattle car to Auschwitz; her separation from her parents and younger brothers there, as well as her reunion with her sister; and her selection for a labor transport to a factory in Germany, where she was an interpreter. She also speaks of her evacuation to another camp and finally to Bergen-Belsen, where she was liberated. She tells how, unable to locate any surviving family members in Hungary, she returned to Bergen-Belsen, where she met her husband in 1946 and remained until 1947.
Mr. S. speaks of his childhood and youth in Germany, where, being a good athlete, he was spared the harsh treatment accorded some other Jewish students. He tells of his flight to Belgium to join his brother after Kristallnacht; his internment in a DP camp in Antwerp; and, after the outbreak of the war, his transport to a camp in France for enemy aliens (including German non-Jews.) He notes that after the German occupation of France he spent two years in French labor camps and one year in a labor camp in Poland before being sent to Auschwitz, from where, after four weeks, his transport was sent to Warsaw to clean up the liquidated ghetto. The death march and transport from Warsaw to Dachau; his liberation from a transport on April 29, 1945; and his postwar reunion with his parents, who were liberated from Terezin, are also related.

Author/Creator
S., Eva.
Published
Boston, Mass. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
July 23, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva and Carl S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-102). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.