Eleanor Shuman was a baby and was too young to remember the disaster. Michel Navratil was nearly 4 years old. He gave an interview and said:
"I remember looking down the length of the hull. The ship looked splendid. My brother and I played on the forward deck and were thrilled to be there. One morning, my father, my brother, and I were eating eggs in the Second-class dining room. The sea was stunning. My feeling was one of total and utter well-being. My father entered our cabin where we were sleeping. He dressed me very warmly and took me in his arms. A stranger did the same for my brother. When I think of it now, I am very moved. They knew they were going to die. I don't recall being afraid. I remember the pleasure, really, of going plop! into the lifeboat. We ended up next to the daughter of an American banker who managed to save her dog. No one objected. There were vast differences of people's wealth on the ship, and I realized later that if we hadn't been in Second-class, we would have died. We had our back to Titanic and went to sleep. The next morning I saw the Carpathia on the horizon. I was hauled aboard in a burlap bag."