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Oral history interview with Eva Edmands

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0064

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    Oral history interview with Eva Edmands

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    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
    Ringelheim, Dr. Joan
    Date
    interview:  1990 October 18
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Edmands, Eva, 1929-
    Corporate Name
    France. Army

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Joan Ringelheim, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Robert Mills Donihi on March 24, 1994.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-11-16 08:00:32
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