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Mois E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2777) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2777

Videotape testimony of Mois E., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1920. He recounts his father's death; attending a Jewish school; involvement of his sister and brother-in-law in the Communist Party; participating in a communist youth group; German occupation; refusing German orders to register as a Jew and report for forced labor; hiding with his mother, sister, and brother-in-law in near-by sanitariums with assistance from communists; moving after a Greek policeman warned them; joining the EAM partisans (his mother, sister, and brother-in-law were sent elsewhere); working as a courier using false papers; killing captured Germans; helping Jewish friends escape and hide; returning to Thessalonikē after liberation; learning of concentration camps from returning survivors; marriage to a non-Jew who had helped him; two year's imprisonment for refusing to serve in the civil war; divorce; remarriage to a Jew; and the birth of two children. Mr. E. discusses rebuilding the Jewish community in Thessalonikē.

Author/Creator
E., Mois, 1920-
Published
Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
June 8, 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
Mois E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2777). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288771
Record last modified: 2014-01-15 16:49:00
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