Ilia E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2776) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- June 7, 1993.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 1/2 in. VHS dub.; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ilia E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2776). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Ilia E., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1916, one of seven children. He recalls attending communications school; working in Kastoria; military service; working in Giannitsá; returning home in 1939; working for the state communications service; German invasion; transfer to Sokhós; joining EAM partisans; supplying information to them; providing food for his family in Salonika; advising his relatives to escape, and their refusal to do so; arranging the escape of his parents and younger sister in October 1942 with partisan assistance; learning all the Salonika Jews were being deported; termination from his job in March 1943 because he was Jewish; joining partisans in the mountains; his parents and sister hiding in a village; becoming ill with typhus; treatment by a sympathetic doctor in Sokhós; operating radio and telegraph for EAM from underground locations and frequently moving; returning to Salonika after liberation; eighteen months exile to Makronēsos during the civil war due to his partisan activities; and termination of his job later for the same reason.