Elvira F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2778) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- June 12, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Elvira F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2778). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Elvira F., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1918. She recalls attending an Italian school; working in a bookstore; marriage in 1943; her brother escaping to the partisans; she and her husband hiding with a non-Jew; escaping to their hosts' parents' home in a village; fleeing to Kozanē, then Polikástanon; assistance from ELAS; helping them, but not participating in military incursions; posing as non-Jews using false papers; her husband's arrest and one month imprisonment (the Germans didn't know he was Jewish); liberation; returning to Thessalonikē; learning her parents and entire extended family, except one cousin, were deported and killed; living in a village; and her husband's death. Ms. F. notes her son's academic career in Cyprus; her brother's emigration to the United States; and illness and loneliness resulting from the war.