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Oral history interview with Eva Edmands

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0064

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

Eva Edmands, born on October 27, 1929 in Vienna, Austria, describes her early childhood; fleeing to Paris, France with her family in 1938; her father’s work as a journalist in Paris until he was drafted into the French Army; remaining with her mother in Paris until the Gestapo visited and threatened them, at which point they fled to Bordeaux, France; crossing with her mother crossed into the Free Zone of France and reuniting with her father; a Protestant pastor helping her father to leave the army and to secure her family false identifications; trying unsuccessfully to cross into Switzerland; going to Annecy, where a Catholic priest hid them in his village; remaining in Annecy for three years in the parish house boiler room; being able to go outside and attend a local French school; her family’s move to Paris after their liberation; and her family’s immigration to the United States in May 1948.

Interviewee
Mrs. Eva Edmands
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1990 October 18  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:54:05
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