AustLit logo
Eva Marks Eva Marks i(A72952 works by) (birth name: Eva Maas)
Born: Established: 1931 Vienna,
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1949
Heritage: Jewish
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


Eva Marks was a child living in Vienna at the time of Kristallnacht. After Hitler's annexation of Austria, her family lived in Riga, holding German passports identifying them as Jews. Following the German invasion, Marks and other female members of her family were transported to a Soviet gulag in Siberia. They were eventually released in 1947 and returned to Vienna. Over sixty members of Eva's family died in the Holocaust.

Marks moved to Australia to be re-united with her father. After her marriage, her husband's career led to residencies in Britain, Canada, the USA and finally a return to Australia. In 1990 Marks joined a group named the Child Survivors of the Holocaust. She served as its treasurer for twelve years. She has also worked as assistant to the Curator of the Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre, Melbourne.

Most Referenced Works


  • Author writes in these languages: ENGLISH
Last amended 15 Mar 2006 09:21:26
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: