Eva Hevesi-Ehrlich was born in Budapest, Hungary, but resided with her family in the country town of Székesfehérvár until the age of six. The family returned to Budapest when her father was offered a position as one of the associate rabbis at the Dohanyi Synagogue. She attended Budapest public elementary and high schools and then went on to apply to universities. Being Jewish, she was not accepted to the school of her choice. She managed to attend another university, however, and took courses in the arts and sciences, although she wished to pursue a career in medicine. She was forced to leave the university shortly after the Nazi occupation began. She returned to Budapest after the war, received her certificate, and then emigrated to the United States. She has worked at the Library of Congress and in the fields of real estate and interior design. Mrs. Hevesi-Ehrlich has been a wife of almost fifty years, and is the mother of three and the grandmother of five. She currently resides in Maryland.