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Oral history interview with Eva Adam

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0415 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0064

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Eva Adam, born September 3, 1932 in Budapest, Hungary, describes her Orthodox Jewish family; her family’s awareness of what was happening to European Jews; their reluctance to leave Hungary; her father and brother’s membership in the Jewish Legion; serving as adjunct personnel to the Hungarian Army; changes in their lives in the late 1930s and early 1940s; her family’s unawareness of concentration camps before 1944; the Arrow Cross Party taking over the Hungarian police; deteriorating conditions for Jews; the murder of Jews at the Danube River; conditions in the ghetto; her post-liberation search for family members; finding that only three of her thirty-six family members survived Auschwitz; leaving Budapest in 1949; living in Israel and then the United States in 1961; her plans to return to Israel in the future; her pride in being a Jew and a Hungarian; the value in caring about others; and her strong work ethic as an explanation of why she was able to survive.

Interviewee
Eva Adam
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Date
1997 March 31  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:54:06
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