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Oral history interview with Eva Brettler

Oral History | Accession Number: 2008.369 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0546

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Eva Brettler (née Katz), born November 29, 1936 in Cluj, Romania, describes her life before the war; her parents Aleksander and Margit Katz; her father’s occupation as a printer and her mother’s as a hat maker; her family’s religious beliefs; her family’s move to Budapest, Hungary; antisemitic acts of the Arrow Cross party; her trip to visit her Grandmother in Tashnalt, Transylvania when the Jewish population, including her Grandmother, was rounded-up and taken away; her time hiding in the woods after attempting to visit her Grandmother; her return to Budapest; the ghettoization of Budapest; her time in hiding with false papers; her transport to Germany after someone discovered her and her mother’s true identities; her mother’s death; her time in Ravensbrück and Bergen-Belsen; her liberation in Bergen-Belsen by the British Army; her time in an orphanage in Sweden post-war; her return to Hungary in 1947; the communist revolution in Hungary; and her decision to immigrate to the United States.

Interviewee
Eva Brettler
Interviewer
Stephanie Blyskal
Date
2008 November 09  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:19:23
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