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Palomba M., Riketta C., and Vida C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3011) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3011

Videotape testimony of Palomba M., Riketta C., and Vida C., sisters who were born in Thessalonikē, Greece: Palomba and Riketta in 1937 and Vida in 1939. They recount German bombardment; staying with their mother, grandparents, and others; traveling with their parents to Athens; enrollment in a Catholic school; visits from their parents until they were deported (they never saw their father again); living with a female friend who was in the underground; a priest who worked for the underground, hiding them elsewhere when exposure was threatened (he was later executed); positive feelings about Catholicism; separation from each other at times; placement in a Joint orphanage after the war; living with their friend who had previously helped them (they called her mother); reunion with their grandparents (they had survived in hiding) and mother; returning to Thessalonikē; attending school in Greece and abroad; and their careers. They discuss their grandfather's experience; residual fears after the war; continuing relations with nuns who saved them; learning other Jewish children were hidden in their school; and the absence of antisemitism in Greece.

M., Palomba, 1937-
Athens, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
December 9, 1994.
Athens (Greece)
Thessalonikē (Greece)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Palomba M., Riketta C., and Vida C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3011). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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