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Oral history interview with Eva Reed

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.29 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0029

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    Oral history interview with Eva Reed


    Interview Summary
    Eva Reed (née Chava Tannenbaum), born on December 14, 1909 in Pulawy, Poland, describes her father, who had a successful lumber business; her four siblings; having to move to Warsaw, Poland after World War I due to a Russian order; being educated at the gymnasium and completing dental school; marrying a doctor in 1934; completing residencies in orthodontia and dental prosthetics and opening a general practice in 1936; giving birth two months before the beginning of the war; going to Bialystok, Poland, leaving her parents behind because they refused to leave; obtaining the required Russian passport for residency; moving to Stolin, Belarus in the spring of 1940, where her husband secured a position as a surgeon; deciding to flee, leaving their son behind with a woman they knew; the placement of their son in a prison ward and his murder; being hidden by a series of peasants until they were accepted by the partisans in the forest; her husband’s role as a surgeon for the partisans; being ordered out of the woods in 1942; her husband’s assignment to the Russian railroad army; living for a time in Lublin, Poland until liberation; going to Russian-occupied Germany; going to Israel illegally after their second son was born; obtaining visas for the United States; arriving in November 1959 after a long wait in Paris, France; and living in New York.
    Eva Reed
    Larry Papier
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry Papier

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Videotaped interviews must not be used in commercial stores for profit.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Reed, Eva.

    Administrative Notes

    The interview with Eva Reed was produced by Larry Papier as part of a project to interview Holocaust survivors in the Washington, D.C. area. This volunteer project was conducted with support and technical advice from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview in 1992.
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