Guide to Eva Dimond Ygalsky oral history interview OHP.8728

Finding aid prepared by Debbie Kahn
Tauber Holocaust Library
JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
415-449-3717
tauberholocaustlibrary@jfcs.org


Title: Eva Dimond Ygalsky oral history interview
Identifier/Call Number: OHP.8728
Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: OHT Box 43
Storage Unit: Tauber Holocaust Library Archives
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet comprising one sound disc and one transcript of 27 pages
Date: 1983 April 13
Abstract: This collection comprises one sound disc with accompanying transcript of an oral history interview with Eva Dimond Ygalsky conducted by the Holocaust Media Project on April 13, 1983.
Creator: Ygalsky, Eva Dimond
Creator: Glowgower, Debi
Creator: Harbet, Shelia
Creator: Neuberg, Joel

Scope and Contents note

This collection comprises one sound disc with accompanying transcript of an oral history interview with Eva Dimond Ygalsky. The interview was conducted by Joel Neuberg on behalf of the Holocaust Media Project on April 13, 1983. Eva Dimond Ygalsky is a Holocaust survivor.
The interview describes Ms. Ygalsky's deportation to Kovno ghetto in 1942 and her experiences there, including her separation from her young child by the Nazis. She describes her deportation to a concentration camp in Estonia, the work she performed there, and the cruelty of the guards. She briefly describes her experiences in Auschwitz and Stutthof. Ms. Ygalsky describes her liberation by the Soviets in 1945 and her postwar life, including her business trading goods on the black market in Danzig (Gdansk), as well as emigration to the United States.

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are restrictions on use for this collection. Consult archivist for more information.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Master copies of the oral history interview are located at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Preferred Citation note

Eva Dimond Ygalsky oral history interview - OHP.8728, Tauber Holocaust Library, JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Auschwitz (Concentration camp).
Stutthof (Concentration camp).
Forced labor -- Estonia -- History -- 20th century
Gdansk (Poland)
Holocaust survivors -- United States
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
Jewish families -- Lithuania
Jewish ghettos -- Lithuania
Jewish women in the Holocaust
Kaunas (Lithuania)
United States -- Emigration and immigration
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Liberation