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Eva Gottheiner oral history interview OHP.3619
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  • Scope and Contents note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Existence and Location of Copies note
  • Preferred Citation note

  • 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

    Scope and Contents note

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

    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 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
    Kristallnacht, 1938
    Shanghai (China)
    United States -- Emigration and immigration