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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2787

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    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.
    P., Lina, 1923-
    Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
    Interview Date
    June 7, 1993.
    Acharnai (Greece)
    Thessalonikē (Greece)
    Athens (Greece)
    Cite As
    Lina P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2787). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Ladino.
    Associated material: Leon P. Holocaust testimony [husband] (HVT-2788), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 38 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Italian occupation.
    Mutual aid.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Concentration camps Revolts.
    Postwar experiences.

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