Eva Gottheiner oral history interview OHP.3619
Finding aid prepared by Judith Janec
Tauber Holocaust Library
JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
Title: Eva Gottheiner oral history interview
Identifier/Call Number: OHP.3619
Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.2 Linear feet comprising two videotapes with a total running time of 3:45
Date: 1993 March 4
Abstract: This collection comprises one videotape of an oral history interview with Eva Gottheiner conducted by the Holocaust Oral History Project on March 4, 1993.
Creator: Gottheiner, Eva
Creator: Prozan, Sylvia
Creator: Goldman, Charles
This collection comprises one videotape of an oral history interview with Eva Gottheiner. The interview was conducted by Sylvia Prozan on behalf of the Holocaust Oral History Project on March 4, 1993. Eva Gottheiner is a Holocaust survivor.
The interview describes Ms. Gottheiner's childhood in Breslau, Silesia; her memories of anti-Semitism under the Nazi regime and its effect on her life; the events of Kristallnacht in 1938; and her father's arrest and imprisonment in Buchenwald concentration camp. Ms. Gottheiner describes the family's flight to Shanghai, China in December 1938 and her experiences during the sea voyage from Genoa, Italy. She describes the ten years she lived in China, her experiences in the Hong Kew ghetto, the bombing of the ghetto by American war planes, and her marriage in 1942. Ms. Gottheiner discusses her and her husband's work with the United States Army after the war ended, their emigration to the United States in 1949, and their first impressions of San Francisco, where the couple settled.
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Master copies of the oral history interview are located at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
Eva Gottheiner oral history interview - OHP.3619, Tauber Holocaust Library, JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Buchenwald (Concentration camp).
Breslau (Germany : Landkreis)
Holocaust survivors -- United States
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
Jewish families -- Germany
Jewish ghettos -- China -- Shanghai
Jewish refugees -- China -- Shanghai
Jewish women in the Holocaust
Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany
United States -- Emigration and immigration