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Oral history interview with Eva Korn

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.566 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0566

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The interview describes Ms. Korn's childhood in Bratislava, Slovakia; her education; the family visits to family in Vienna, Austria; and the changes that the Anschluss in March 1938 created when travel to Vienna became more difficult and antisemitism more prevalent. Ms. Korn recalls the institution of anti-Jewish laws in 1939, working illegally as a seamstress, and the deportations that began in 1942, including her mother and brother's deportations to Ravensbruck and Sachsenhausen. Ms. Korn describes the false identity papers she was able to obtain, her arrest in January 1945, her transport first to Sered and then Theresienstadt, where she remained until its liberation in May 1945. She describes conditions at Theresienstadt, including typhoid, her return to Bratislava after the war ended, her immigration to Switzerland in 1947 and then to the United States in 1951. Ms. Korn describes her life in the United States, her marriage, and her experiences with reconciliation to heal the trauma of her Holocaust experiences.

Interviewee
Eva Korn
Date
1995 November 14  (interview)
1995 November 21  (interview)
1996 February 07  (interview)
1996 February 27  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
7 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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