Eva Hart Biography

Activist, Activist(1905–1996)
Eva Hart was one of the Titanic's most outspoken survivors, criticizing the White Star Line for failing to provide sufficient lifeboats for all of the passengers of the infamous ship.

Synopsis

In 1912, at age 7, Eva Hart boarded the Titanic with her family. After the ship hit an iceberg while traveling on the Atlantic Ocean, Hart's father put his wife and child aboard a lifeboat and was never seen again. Hart returned with her mother to England. Later in life, Hart was one of the Titanic's most outspoken survivors, criticizing the White Star Line for failing to provide sufficient lifeboats for all of the passengers of the infamous ship. She remained active in Titanic-related activities until her death, on April 14, 1996.

'Titanic' Survivor

Eva Miriam Hart was born on January 31, 1905, in Ilford, London, England. In 1912, at the age of 7, Hart boarded the Titanic with her family, who planned to settle in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and open a drug store. Aboard the ship, Hart remembered how frightened her mother was—she was convinced that something terrible would happen on the voyage.

After the crash, Hart's father put his wife and child aboard lifeboat 14, and he was never seen again. Hart returned with her mother to England, and was plagued by nightmares about the sinking for years. Later in life, Hart was one of the Titanic's most outspoken survivors, criticizing the White Star Line for failing to provide sufficient lifeboats for all the passengers.

Eva Hart remained active in Titanic-related activities, attending conventions and memorials and writing an autobiography, Shadow of the Titanic, A Survivor's Story. She died on April 14, 1996, at age 91.

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