Thu, Jun 02|
Holocaust Survivor Talk: Eva Brettler
Holocaust survivors in our community share their personal experiences and stories of courage, resilience, and hope, allowing us to preserve their memories and steward their messages.
Time & Location
Jun 02, 2022, 11:00 AM PDT
“Don't keep hatred as your companion and don't be a silent observer if you see injustice” - Eva Brettler
Eva was born in 1936 in Cluj, Romania. In 1940, Nazi Germany annexed this part of Romania to their ally Hungary. When Nazi Germany invaded Hungary in 1944, Eva and her mother hid under false names. They were soon discovered and deported to Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. Her mother did not survive the journey to the camp. In March 1945, Eva and other inmates were sent to Bergen Belsen, where she was eventually liberated by British troops. After liberation, Eva ended up in an orphanage in Sweden. Eva’s father survived and had remarried and had a son. He found her through the international Red Cross, and she returned to Hungary in 1947. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1957. They settled in Los Angeles where Eva married a fellow Holocaust Survivor and raised four children.
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