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Ilia E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2776) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2776

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.

Author/Creator
E., Ilia, 1916-
Published
Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
June 7, 1993.
Language
Ladino
Copies
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.