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Esther G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2780) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2780

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.

Author/Creator
G., Esther, 1944-
Published
Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
May 26, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288775
Record last modified: 2014-12-10 14:06:00
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