Eva W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-584) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Esther Feigenbaum,
Videotape testimony of Eva W., who was born in Nyírbátor, Hungary in 1927. She recalls close relations with her extended family; childhood experiences of antisemitism; rumors of events in Poland; her father's belief that Hungary would not allow such things to happen; deportation to Auschwitz (she had no idea where they were); and separation from her family. Mrs. W. describes her extreme humiliation during arrival; daily routine; seeing her father through a fence; transfer with her aunt six weeks later to Stutthof; extreme hunger; work in a forest; walking through villages where German children taunted them; her belief that God was with her; and liberation by Soviet troops. She remembers returning home; hoping her father had survived and learning he had not; an offer by Hungarian neighbors to adopt her; deciding to emigrate; marriage in Czechoslovakia; and arrival in the United States. Mrs. W. discusses difficulties in rearing her children; the fact that memories of the Holocaust are part of every day; her inability to discuss it for years; and her gratitude for every day she lives.
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
- Interview Date
- May 6, 1985.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eva W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-584). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.