Reuniting a Concentration Camp Family: The Epilogue

Story by Sue Anderson, SW Washington, Media Team; Saundra Beauchaine, Videographer and Editor; and Trish Osilla, Boom Microphone

When Tom’s daughter was deciding on a topic for her doctoral thesis, she thought of her father and his childhood which included his life at Auschwitz.

As part of her research, she and her father traveled to Slovakia to meet with other family members and to search through town records.

But through all the research she did – both locally and abroad – she never ran across Eva’s name or learned how her father had survived in Auschwitz…until now.

For her, their reunification “is a good thing; but not an easy thing to absorb” since 67 years have elapsed since Tom and Eva last saw each other.

In this final interview before Tom and Eva meet face-to-face, Red Cross Volunteer Caseworker Julie Burger talks with Tom’s daughter about her thesis and her response to Eva’s search for Tom.

Originally posted on June 29, 2013 by swwashingtonredcross