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Oral history interview with Eva Boros

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.304 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0304

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

Eva Boros, born in 1925, describes her childhood in a small Czechoslovakian town on the Slovak/Hungarian border, which by 1938 was under Hungarian rule; her father being taken for forced labor and his death in 1940; her grief after losing her father; her experiences in the ghetto of Solosz (Solosh), where she and her family were taken in April 1944; being transported to Auschwitz after one month in the ghetto; her experiences while in Auschwitz; being moved with her sisters to Germany to work at an airplane factory; the death of her older sister after their liberation; surviving the war along with her younger sister; meeting her husband after the war; their immigration to Australia in 1950; her wish to live in the United States and immigrating to the US in 1952 when she was pregnant with twins; being joined by husband almost a year after she arrived in the US; the death of one of the twins to cancer in 1986; and the difficulties of losing a child.

Interviewee
Eva Boros
Date
1991 May 16  (interview)
1991 July 11  (interview)
1991 December 11  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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