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Oral history interview with Evelyn Arzt Bergl

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.381 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0498

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Evelyn Arzt Bergl, born in 1931 in Vienna, Austria, discusses her childhood; her father's arrest and imprisonment in the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps; her father's release due to her mother's efforts; her father's escape to Milan, Italy with a passport her mother obtained for him; her, her mother, and her brother joining her father in Milan; traveling to Ventimiglia, Italy and paying guides to cross over to France; traveling to Genoa, Italy and being cared for by the Jewish community there; being sent with her mother and brother to Veggiano, Italy by the Italian government; being reunited with her father in the Ferramonti concentration camp; life in the camp; the closing of the camp and moving to Bari, Italy, where her father and brother worked as agricultural laborers; her apprenticeship to dressmakers in Bari; being informed that Germans were coming to Bari and fleeing into the forest; the help that they received from citizens in Bari; liberation by French and Moroccan soldiers and partisans; life in the Cinecittà displaced persons camp and meeting her future husband there; and immigrating to the United States and living in New York.

Interviewee
Evelyn A. Bergl
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2005 September 13  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
7 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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