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Emanuel A. and Lily A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3007) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

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    Videotape testimony of Emanuel A. and his wife Lily A. Mr. A. was born in Thessalonikē, Greece in 1916. He recounts studying medicine in Athens; membership in the Communist Party; joining the EAM resistance after German invasion; organizing the rescue of Jews with others, sending them to Greek islands, Turkey, and Palestine; assistance from Greeks and the Orthodox Church; joining partisans in the Parnethas Mountains in September 1943; treating the wounded; liberation in October 1944; returning to Athens in April 1945; learning his sister and parents survived by hiding in Macedonia; resuming medical studies; working with the Joint; and becoming active in the Jewish community.

    Ms. A. was born in Thessalonikē in 1929, the oldest of three daughters. She recalls her father's wealth and prominence in the community; ghettoization; her father's non-Jewish friend offering to hide them; her father obtaining false papers for them; being smuggled out of the ghetto; staying at the friend's home with her parents and sisters from April 1943 until liberation in October 1944; moving to Athens in 1945; and her father's efforts to rebuild the Jewish community. Ms. A. notes her large, extended family were all killed when they were deported, except one cousin.
    A., Emanuel, 1916-
    Athens, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    December 9, 1994.
    Thessalonikē (Greece)
    Athens (Greece)
    Cite As
    Emanuel A. and Lily A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3007). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    Emanuel A.'s testimony is in French. Lily A.'s testimony is in English.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (49 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.

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