Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Eva Ackermann - December 6, 1982


The following is an interview with Mrs. Eva Ackermann held at her home in Southfield, Michigan on the afternoon of December 6, 1982. The interviewer is Sidney Bolkosky.

Could you tell me please your name and where you are from?

Uh, I was born uh, Eva Weiss. Eva Ackermann now and I was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1926.

Were you raised in Budapest?


Alright uh, how large was your family?

I was an only child.

So there were your parents and...

My parents and uh, other than my, my parents had brothers and sisters and they had kids as far as uh, if that's the kind of family you are referring to.

So you had an extended--large extended family?

Extended? Very much so.

About how many members in this family?

You know, I never stopped and counted 'em but uh, one of uh, my aunts had eight kids and uh, my other aunt had six uh, and uh, I, I, really uh, fifty, I'm sure uh, I could come up with the, the, the least amount.

Do you know how many survived the war?

Uh, I would say--maybe ten or not even that many--it's, it's very generously counting because I, I only know of a c...my, my cousin was here and s...she was here. But uh, survived over there? Oh, maybe three or four.

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