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Oral history interview with Erika Eckstut

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.17.8 | RG Number: RG-50.689.0008

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Erika Eckstut, born in 1928 in Znojmo, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), describes how in 1931 her family moved to Bucovina (at that time part of Romania); her father, who was an attorney, and her mother, who was a homemaker; her older sister, Beatrice; attending public school and Hebrew school; her grandparents, who were very religious; her father teaching her about Judaism; her parents instilling in her a strong sense of confidence; her family being sent to the ghetto in 1941 in Czernowitz (Chernivtsi, Ukraine); her experiences in the ghetto; her father obtaining false papers for Erika and Beatrice; being separated from her parents in 1943 and staying on the move, hiding the fact she was Jewish; traveling through Russia and Poland; returning to Czechoslovakia in January 1945; reuniting with her family in September 1945; her feelings towards Germans; and the importance of love.

Interviewee
Erika N. Eckstut
Date
2002 April 25  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
digital files : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Naval Oceanographic Office and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Stennis Space Center
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:41:30
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