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Elliot L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2710) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2710

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    Videotape testimony of Elliot L., who was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1925. He recalls moving to Paris with his family in 1928; returning to Sofia in 1937; enactment of anti-Jewish laws; expulsion of Jews from Sofia; relocating with his family to Ki︠u︡stendil; continuing to attend school; preparing for deportation which never occurred; and liberation by Soviet troops in September 1944. Mr. L. recounts studying engineering in Sofia; affiliation with Zionist organizations; an illegal attempt to emigrate to Palestine in 1947; incarceration in Cyprus when the ship was intercepted by the British; release after Israel was established; completing his education in Tel Aviv; military service; marriage in 1952; and emigrating to the United States in 1968. He notes sharing his experiences with his daughter and shows photographs.
    L., Elliot, 1925-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    December 3, 1993.
    Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Paris (France)
    Ki︠u︡stendil (Bulgaria)
    Cite As
    Elliot L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2710). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rappaport, Naomi, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 37 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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