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Oral history interview with Eva Korn

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1220 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1220

Eva Korn describes her childhood in Bratislava, Slovakia; her education; family visits to Vienna, Austria; how this became more difficult after the Anschluss in 1938; the institution of anti-Jewish laws in 1939; working illegally as a seamstress; the deportations that began in 1942; her memories of her mother and brother's deportation to Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen; the false identity papers she was able to obtain; her arrest in January 1945; her transport to Sered concentration camp and then Theresienstadt; the conditions in Theresienstadt; her return to Bratislava at the end of the war; her immigration to Switzerland in 1947; her immigration to the United States in 1951; her life in the United States; her marriage; and her experiences with reconciliation to heal the trauma of the war.

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Eva Korn
Sandra Bendayan
interview:  1987 March 01
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:42:17
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