Eve F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-670) interviewed by Dana L. Kline
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
- Interview Date
- February 10, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eve F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-670). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eve F., who was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1923. She recalls the prewar emigration to the United States of many members of her mother's family; her own identity as both German and Jew; the edict barring Jewish children from schools and the increasingly tense atmosphere in her own school; the belief held by many Jews that Hitler's antisemitism was temporary; and learning of the deportation of Communists to concentration camps as early as 1933. She relates emigrating with her family to New Orleans in December 1933; the assimilated life styles of her relatives who had come earlier; her initial experience in school; feeling out of place with the more established Jewish community in New Orleans; the difficulties of adjusting to a new culture; and deciding to raise her son as an Episcopalian. Mrs. F. remembers fondly celebrating the Jewish holidays as a child in Germany and the feeling of nostalgia and sadness she experienced upon returning to Germany long after the war.