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Lina P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2787) interviewed by Jaša Almuli

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2787

Videotape testimony of Lina P., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece. She recalls her family's affluence; German invasion; ghettoization; acquiring false papers from a non-Jew; illegally traveling to Athens; benign Italian occupation; hiding after German occupation; betrayal by other Jews; arrest; with her siblings, refusing to escape, not wanting to leave their parents (one cousin escaped with his family and survived); deportation from Akharnaí to Birkenau; remaining with her sister (they never saw their mother again); learning of the gas chambers; locating their father and brother through other Greeks; a Greek friend arranging easier work for her father and brother; a German transferring her and her sister to their father's and brother's detail; her hospitalization; her father bribing hospital prisoners so she would not be "selected"; returning to her barrack; hearing of the crematoria uprising; her father's and brother's transport; re-hospitalization; her sister's transfer; the camp's evacuation; encountering Greek prisoners who had hidden; joining them in hiding (one was her future husband); liberation by Soviet troops; repatriation in October 1945; learning her father, brother and sister had survived; and their reunion. Mrs. P. discusses details of camp life and its organization, and the uniqueness of her family's survival. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
P., Lina, 1923-
Published
Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
June 7, 1993.
Language
Ladino
Copies
2copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lina P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2787). 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/4288788
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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