Elliot L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2710) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- December 3, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Elliot L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2710). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.