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Eva E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-690) interviewed by Gloria Demby and Shelly Dattner

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-690

Videotape testimony of Eva E., who was born in Lublin, Poland, in 1919. Mrs. E. tells of German bombing; trying to give bread to Polish POWs; hoping to survive to see hungry German prisoners; ghettoization; the March 1941 deportation of the unemployed; escaping in March 1942; work for a Polish farmer; an Aktion in which her mother and sisters were taken; reunion with her brothers; a German soldier who advised her not to return to the ghetto with her brothers (they were subsequently taken); and obtaining false papers with the farmer's help in October 1942. She relates hiding with two women and an infant in a bunker under another farmer's stable for twenty-two months; leaving only to pay the farmer; liberation; visiting her old neighborhood; marriage in Łódź in November 1945; escape to Leipheim Displaced Persons camp near Munich; her daughter's birth in France in 1948; arrival in Israel; her husband's Israeli army service; and emigrating to America in 1961. She reflects on life without any surviving siblings and parents; visiting Germany in an attempt to find her companion from the bunker; and the void in her life after her husband's death in 1973.

Author/Creator
E., Eva, 1919-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
Interview Date
April 12, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-690). 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/994993
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