A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Eva Metzger Brown's Oral History
Eva Metzger Brown, child survivor and trauma psychologist, was interviewed on January 31, 2012 by Sandra Rubin at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Eva Metzger Brown was born in Fuerth, Germany.
Video highlights from this oral history
Remembering Hitler's Rise to Power1 minute 41 seconds
Fleeing, Hiding, And, Finally, A Family Reunited: WWII in France2 minutes 43 seconds
How My Mother's Temper Tantrum Got Us Into America1 minute 48 seconds
My Parents' Community In America After Escaping Nazi Germany3 minutes 11 seconds
My Bat Mitzvah at Fifty: One Step On a Long Journey of Healing3 minutes 24 seconds
Breaking the Silence of Trauma1 minute 29 seconds
More information about this oral history
- World War II
- Western Europe
- United States
- Family histories
- Career and Professional Life
- Summer camp
- Jewish Identity
- Immigration and migration
- Jewish community
- Jewish education
- Eva Metzger-Brown
- Eva Brown
- child survivor
- New York City
- New York
- Jewish Community of Amherst
- Bat Mitzvah
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