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