Still image from Eva C. Holocaust testimony, July 5, 1985.
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Eva C. testimony 1985

Holocaust Testimony

Object IDEC8507_02_VA
AVT #68
Date of Recording05 July 1985

InterviewerHayden, Sandra
IntervieweeComay, Eva
Duration1h 41m 15.0s
SynopsisEva C. was born in Berlin, Germany on March 28, 1917. She describes her family and moving to Erfurt at the age of 5. She describes the Jewish community and her education. She describes the introduction of anti-Jewish regulations and increased antisemitism. She recalls how her father and uncle were rounded up during Kristallnacht. She describes the process of applying for immigration papers at the American embassy. She describes managing to immigrate to England with her mother with the assistance of a family friend. She describes reuniting with her family in London. She discusses being a refugee in London such as registering, finding employment, and receiving charity. She recalls corresponding with relatives in Germany through the Red Cross. Eva describes internment as an enemy alien in 1940 on the Isle of Man. She describes living in the camp and her release. She describes her marriage and moving to South Africa in 1941. She recounts attending medical school and having children. She discusses a return visit to Germany after the war. She discusses her experience receiving restitution. 
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RightsThe University of British Columbia | Holocaust Documentation Project | Principal Investigator: Robert Krell, M.D. | Consent to Record and Retain Records (fn: Under the auspices of the Standing Committee on the Holocaust and Canadian Jewish Congress - Pacific Region) on file
NoteTestimony was simultaneously recorded on video and audio cassette.
Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.