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David S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2795) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2795

Videotape testimony of David S., who was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1925. He recalls his father's death when he was a child; attending Greek schools; ghettoization; hiding with his family during a round-up; leaving to join friends; deportation for forced labor in Thebes; escaping against the advice of his uncle; traveling to Athens with assistance from Italian soldiers; obtaining false papers; contacting ELAS (partisans) through a friend's mother; being sent to Euboea Island to join them; participating as part of EPON, the youth movement; armed conflicts against Germans; clashes with government and British forces during the civil war after liberation; disbanding in February 1945; and concealing his involvement with the partisans to avoid arrest. Mr. S. notes the partisans saved many Jews; and the murder of his entire immediate and extended family in the Holocaust. He shows photographs.

S., David, 1925-
Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
June 3, 1993.
Thessalonikē (Greece)
Athens (Greece)
Thebes (Greece)
Euboea Island (Greece)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
David S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2795). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.