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Alegre T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2414) interviewed by Debra Porter and Carol M. Cohen

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2414

Videotape testimony of Alegre T., who was born in Drama, Greece in 1922 to a family of seven children. She recalls prewar life; German invasion in 1941; moving with her family, using false papers, to Thessalonikē; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization; conditions of deprivation; deportation to Birkenau in cattle cars; separation from her parents (she never saw them again) and brothers upon their arrival; forced labor; and transfer to Auschwitz, then back to Birkenau, in 1944. Mrs. T. remembers one of her sisters being taken away; difficulties because she was Greek and spoke neither German nor Yiddish; sending bread to her brothers (she saw them twice more, then never again); selections and appells; punishment of prisoners trying to escape; transfer with her one remaining sister to Bergen-Belsen in 1944; harsh conditions and slave labor; liberation; recuperation in Switzerland and Brussels; returning to Greece; marrying a survivor from Drama; the births of two children; and emigration to the United States in 1951.

Author/Creator
T., Alegre, 1922-
Published
Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc., 1994
Interview Date
April 20, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Alegre T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2414). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1083420
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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