Esther G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2780) interviewed by Jaša Almuli
- Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 26, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Esther G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2780). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Esther G., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1944. She recounts her parents' marriage in 1943 in Kastoria; her birth in Thessalonikē on April 1, 1944; a non-Jewish nurse befriending her mother in the hospital; the nurse taking her to live with her family; being raised as their child (her mother was shot and her father deported); learning she was not their child and was Jewish when she was twelve; visiting her mother's home in Kastoria and meeting her mother's friends; attending university in Thessalonikē; marriage and divorce; moving to Athens; helpful therapy; living in Israel where she met her father's sister, a wonderful experience; returning to Greece; marriage to a camp survivor in 1988; and recently visiting camps in Poland with her husband. She discusses searching for her Jewish identity and family; the importance of marriage to a Jew to her emotional health; and continuing issues that will always be with her.