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246: Eva Hart

Survived the Sinking of the RMS Titanic When She was Seven Years Old

Born: 31 January 1905, Ilford, United Kingdom

Died: 14 February 1996, Dagenham, United Kingdom

Traveling second-class with her parents, she was asleep at the time of the collision but made it into a lifeboat with her mother (her father perished in the sinking and his body was never recovered).

Eva and her mother returned to England after the sinking.

Eva quickly became one of the most prominent figures in Titanic historical societies and functions—making frequent appearances.

She never married and became a charity worker.

Her autobiography appeared in print in 1994 and she passed away in hospice from cancer.

Badges Earned:

Find a Grave Marked

Located In My Personal Library:

10 True Tales: Titanic Young Survivors by Allan Zullo

Centennial Presents The Titanic: The Shipwreck That Shocked the World, What Really Happened by Ben Harris and Sebastian Raatz

How It Happened: Titanic, The Epic Story From the People Who Were There by Geoff Tibballs (Mentioned on the Passenger List)

The Jews of the Titanic: A Reflection of the Jewish World on the Epic Disaster by Eli Moskowitz

LIFE Presents Titanic: The Tragedy That Shook the World by Kostya Kennedy

A Night to Remember by Walter Lord (Mentioned on the Passenger List)