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Haim A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2771) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2771

Videotape testimony of Haim A., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1923. He recalls his father's prominence in the community; his father's reluctance to escape after German invasion; being rounded-up with all Jewish men in Liberty Square; forced labor for two months; ghettoization; deportations; escaping to Athens via Larisa, with assistance from non-Jewish friends and strangers; living with his brother in the home of a non-Jewish friend; learning his parents had been deported; traveling to Aleppo via Izmir to join the Greek military; training in Gaza, Rhodesia, and Cape Town; returning to Athens in December 1944 after the German defeat; discharge eight months later; and learning his parents and sister perished in concentration camps. Mr. A. notes many relatives who were killed and others who survived by escaping, assisted by Greek non-Jews.

Author/Creator
A., Haim, 1923-
Published
Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
June 17, 1995.
Locale
Greece
Thessalonikē
Thessalonikē (Greece)
Larisa (Greece)
Athens (Greece)
İzmir (Turkey)
Aleppo (Syria)
Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Gaza
Cape Town (South Africa)
Language
French
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Haim A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2771). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.