Eva Clarke’s Holocaust Story Is One of Survival
Eva Clarke was born on April 29th, 1945 in Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, three days before it was liberated by American soldiers. Ms. Clarke, an Education Officer at the Holocaust Educational Trust based in London, England, spoke at the law school on April 13, 2004. She told the story of her family’s experience under the Nazi occupation of much of Europe, sharing accounts of what it was like to live under the laws that forbade Jews to own pets or to go to the cinema and mandated the wearing of the yellow star. The eventual imprisonment and death of most of her family members is a very personal and moving story which she tells to school children all over Great Britain. She says her goals in communicating her family’s experiences are “to preserve the memory of all who died, not least my own family, to counteract holocaust denial and mainly to counteract racism.” This lecture was co-sponsored by The International School of Indiana.