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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2771

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    Summary
    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)
    Cite As
    Haim A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2771). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    Language
    French
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288763
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:47:00
    This page:
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