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Daniel C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1143) interviewed by Bob Jacobson and Susan W. Needle,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1143

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    Videotape testimony of Daniel C., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1913. He remembers his family of three brothers and one sister, who with his parents, perished in Auschwitz; cordial relations with non-Jews; his participation in athletics; work as a pharmacist; German occupation of Greece in 1941; and persecution of Jews beginning in 1942. Mr. C. describes deportation to Auschwitz in May 1943; horrendous conditions during the seven day trip; last seeing his parents upon leaving the box cars; working as a nurse in the hospital; losing that job and being beaten because he stole bread; work carrying corpses on stretchers; an uprising which included three of his present wife's brothers; evacuation in January 1945; the death march; transfer to Mauthausen, then Melk; and being unconscious when liberated by United States troops. He relates marriage in Athens in 1946; service in the Greek army; work for the Joint Distribution Committee; and emigration to the United States in 1951. Mr. C. discusses his 1982 trip to Salonika and Poland; saying Kaddish in Auschwitz; his feeling that he was "a dead man but is now alive;" and his physical strength and optimism which helped him survive.
    C., Daniel, 1913-
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
    Interview Date
    January 11, 1989.
    Thessalonikē (Greece)
    Cite As
    Daniel C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1143). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Jacobson, Bob, interviewer.
    Needle, Susan W., interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 8 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.

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