Alegre T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2414) interviewed by Debra Porter and Carol M. Cohen
- Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc., 1994
- Interview Date
- April 20, 1994.
- 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.
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.