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Oral history interview with Eva Reed

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

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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
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Gift of Larry Papier
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